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Unsecured Credit and Self-Employment

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  • Kartik Athreya

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

  • Ahmet Akyol

    (York University)

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by shifting borrowing away from younger and poorer households, to older, richer ones. In sum, strict limits to liability impede credit markets, and do so in a way that is quite regressive.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 49.

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