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Liquidation under moral hazard: Optimal debt maturity and loan commitments

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  • Houston, Joel F.
  • Venkataraman, S.

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  • Houston, Joel F. & Venkataraman, S., 1996. "Liquidation under moral hazard: Optimal debt maturity and loan commitments," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 115-133, January.
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