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Borrowing Behavior Of The Proprietary Firm: Do Some Risk-Averse Expected Utility Maximizers Plunge?

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  • Collins, Robert A.
  • Gbur, Edward E.

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When a proprietor's liability is limited, borrowing behavior for an expected utility maximizer may vary widely. Proprietors with little to lose may rationally choose very large debt levels while others may choose to finance with 100% equity. This article presents a theory to explain these widely observed variations in behavior.

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  • Collins, Robert A. & Gbur, Edward E., 1991. "Borrowing Behavior Of The Proprietary Firm: Do Some Risk-Averse Expected Utility Maximizers Plunge?," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
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    1. Allen M. Featherstone & Charles B. Moss & Timothy G. Baker & Paul V. Preckel, 1988. "The Theoretical Effects of Farm Policies on Optimal Leverage and the Probability of Equity Losses," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 70(3), pages 572-579.
    2. Robison, Lindon J. & Barry, Peter J. & Burghardt, William G., 1987. "Borrowing Behavior Under Financial Stress By The Proprietary Firm: A Theoretical Analysis," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 12(02), December.
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