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Wealth transfers and the role of collateral when lifetimes are uncertain

  • Abdelkrim Seghir

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    (American University of Beirut, Economics Department)

  • Juan Pablo Torres-Martinez

    ()

    (Department of Economics PUC-Rio)

We develop a general equilibrium model of wealth transfers in the presence of uncertain lifetimes and default. Without introducing exogenous debt constraints, agents are allowed to make collateral-backed promises at any state of their life span.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil) in its series Textos para discussão with number 527.

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Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Handle: RePEc:rio:texdis:527
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