An Option-Based Model of Equilibrium Credit Rationing
This paper applies options theory to the model of equilibrium credit rationing developed by Stiglitz and Weiss (1981) by noticing that, given a standard debt contract and limited liability, the payoffs to the lender and the borrower when a loan is make involve a put option and a call option respectively. Information asymmetry is modelled using stochastic volatility option pricing methods.
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