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Wealth transfers and the role of collateral when lifetimes are uncertain

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  • Abdelkrim Seghir

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  • Juan Torres-Martínez

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We develop a general equilibrium model of wealth transfers in the presence of uncertain lifetimes and default. Without introducing exogenous debt constraints, agents are allowed to make collateral-backed promises at any state of their life span.

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Article provided by Springer & Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 471-502

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:36:y:2008:i:3:p:471-502
DOI: 10.1007/s00199-007-0282-z
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