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Project Contingent Repudiation Risk in the Model of North-South Lending

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  • Gurdgiev,C.

    () (Trinity College, Dublin and National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

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Present research proposes the extension of the Gertler-Rogoff-Lane model of international lending under the risk of repudiation with moral hazard to encompass the possibility of the project contingency in the repudiation risk itself. By linking the level of repudiation risk to the size of the project we show that investment projects undertaken can be biased in a direction favouring larger projects. Alternatively, we show that smaller investors are required in the marketplace, under certain conditions, to provide greater guarantees or higher collateral in order to obtain funds needed for investment.

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  • Gurdgiev,C., 2003. "Project Contingent Repudiation Risk in the Model of North-South Lending," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n1240803, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  • Handle: RePEc:may:mayecw:n1240803
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