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Repayment versus Investment Conditions and Exclusivity in Lending Contracts

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  • Bougheas, Spiros

    () (University of Nottingham)

  • Dasgupta, Indraneel

    () (Indian Statistical Institute)

  • Morrissey, Oliver

    () (University of Nottingham)

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Lenders condition future loans on some index of past performance. Typically, banks condition future loans on repayments of earlier obligations whilst international organizations (official lenders) condition future loans on the implementation of some policy action (‘investment’). We build an agency model that accounts for these tendencies. The optimal conditionality contract depends on exclusivity – the likelihood that a borrower who has been denied funds from the original lenders can access funds from other lenders.

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  • Bougheas, Spiros & Dasgupta, Indraneel & Morrissey, Oliver, 2009. "Repayment versus Investment Conditions and Exclusivity in Lending Contracts," IZA Discussion Papers 4604, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    exclusivity; long-term loans; repayment conditions; investment conditions;
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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems

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