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An Equilibrium Model of the Timing of Bankruptcy Filings

  • Satyajit Chatterjee

    (FRB Philadelphia)

bankruptcy filing months later. While we possess reasonably sophisticated models of household default, we do not possess a comparably sophisticated model about the timing of a delinquent household's filing decision. The purpose of this project is to provide such a model and use it understand the determinants of such phenomena as "financial distress" (the period during which a delinquent debtor is pursued by creditors), "informal bankruptcy" (where a deliquent never repays but neither does he file for bankruptcy) and to infer something about the causal forces affecting the recently observed path of bankruptcy filings.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 1282.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed010:1282
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  1. Satyajit Chatterjee & Dean Corbae & Makoto Nakajima & José-Víctor Ríos-Rull, 2007. "A Quantitative Theory of Unsecured Consumer Credit with Risk of Default," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 75(6), pages 1525-1589, November.
  2. David B. Gross, 2002. "An Empirical Analysis of Personal Bankruptcy and Delinquency," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 15(1), pages 319-347, March.
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