IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/red/sed011/1165.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Default and Credit Constraint in General equilibrium

Author

Listed:
  • Xavier Ragot

    (Paris School of Economics and Banque de France)

  • François Le Grand

    (EM Lyon)

Abstract

We study an economy where infinitely living agents face uninsurable shocks and are allowed default on their debt. After having defaulted, agents are excluded from the economy. We present a equilibrium definition allowing for both credit constraints and default inequilibrium. Indeed, existing theories introduce either default of credit constraint in general equilibrium, but never both. We prove that the optimal allocation includes both credit constraints and default, while the market allocation is associated with too much credit and too many default in equilibrium.

Suggested Citation

  • Xavier Ragot & François Le Grand, 2011. "Default and Credit Constraint in General equilibrium," 2011 Meeting Papers 1165, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:sed011:1165
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://economicdynamics.org/meetpapers/2011/paper_1165.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Satyajit Chatterjee & Dean Corbae & Makoto Nakajima & Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, 2002. "A Quantitative Theory of Unsecured Consumer Credit with Risk of Default," Centro de Alti­simos Estudios Ri­os Pe©rez(CAERP) 2, Centro de Altisimos Estudios Rios Perez (CAERP).
    2. 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, pages 1525-1589.
    3. Timothy J. Kehoe & David K. Levine, 1993. "Debt-Constrained Asset Markets," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, pages 865-888.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:red:sed011:1165. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christian Zimmermann). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/sedddea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.