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Investor´s Distrust and the Marketing of New Financial Assets

  • Enrique L. Kawamura

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad de San Andres)

In this paper I present a model where a financial intermediary decides to open new security markets and offer them to boundedly rational investors. I show first that, if consumers have downward biased priors about payoffs, then no trade in the new securities may be verified. It is shown that no endogenous variable serves as a credible signal. Hence, only exogenous signals allows inference by investors. Incentives to disclosure depend upon its cost. I analyze this last issue with two-part tariff schemes.

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Paper provided by Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia in its series Working Papers with number 23.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2000
Date of revision: Apr 2004
Publication status: Published in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, April 2004, Volume 44, pages 265-295
Handle: RePEc:sad:wpaper:23
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