Beneficial "firm runs"
The author argues that runs, which are generally considered undesirable, also have a beneficial effect--improving lenders' monitoring incentives. Lenders' ability to run on the firm helps control its moral hazard problem, while the first-come, first-served aspect of asset distribution keeps lenders from wanting to free ride on the monitoring efforts of others.
Volume (Year): (1998)
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