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How much debtors’ punishment?

  • Aloisio Araujo

    (IMPA and EPGE/FGV)

  • Bruno Funchal


    (FUCAPE Business School)

This study investigates the relationship between debtors? punishment and the credit market development. As the main goal we analyze empirically which is the optimal level of the debtors? punishment, providing the highest credit market development. Aligned with earlier theoretical findings from Dubey, Geanakoplos and Shubik (2005), we find that there is an intermediate level of debtors? punishment that maximizes the size of the private credit market.

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Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Publication status: Published in Fucape Working Papers Novembro 2008
Handle: RePEc:bbz:fcpwps:01
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