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Optimal lending contracts with long run borrowing constraints

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This paper discusses two variations to the optimal lending contract under asymmetric information studied in Clementi and Hopenhayn (2006). One variation assumes that the entrepreneur is less patient than the bank, and the other assumes the bank has limited commitment. The qualitative properties of the two modified contracts are very similar. In particular, both variations lead to borrowing constraints that are always binding such that the firm is financially constrained throughout its life cycle and subject to a positive probability of being liquidated eventually.

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  • Li, Shuyun May, 2013. "Optimal lending contracts with long run borrowing constraints," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 964-983.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:37:y:2013:i:5:p:964-983
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2013.01.003
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    1. Stephane Verani, 2018. "Aggregate Consequences of Dynamic Credit Relationships," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 29, pages 44-67, July.
    2. Stephane Verani, 2018. "Aggregate Consequences of Dynamic Credit Relationships," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 29, pages 44-67, July.

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    Keywords

    Optimal lending contract; Borrowing constraints; Asymmetric information; Limited commitment; Impatient entrepreneur;

    JEL classification:

    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory

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