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Self-selection and discrimination in credit markets

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  • Stanley D. Longhofer
  • Stephen R. Peters
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    This paper increases understanding of the causes and consequences of discrimination in credit markets. It develops an underwriting model in which lenders use a simple Bayesian updating process to evaluate applicant creditworthiness. It also models individuals' self-selection behavior to show how market frictions can affect application decisions.

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    Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 9809.

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    Date of creation: 1998
    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcwp:9809
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