Exogenous Liquidity Supply in Presence of Repudiation Risk and Private Asset Recovery
Trinity College Department of Economics Working Paper No. TEP 2003/7. Published in Proceedings of "Entrepreneurship and Macroeconomic Management", Vol. 1 (1), April 28-30, 2005
36 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last revised: 16 Oct 2014
Date Written: June 1, 2003
Current paper proposes an extension of the seminal model by Holmstrom Tirole (1997) of the exogenous liquidity supply in presence of moral hazard to the case that includes private asset recovery under the limited liability of the entrepreneur. In our model partial private recovery applies to the financial assets that are considered to be sunk by the investors. In this context, a distressed firm seeking second round financing for its investment project is able, within a limited range of shocks, to increase its private payoff in case of the project default. As the result, unable to use these funds to raise additional liquidity, the distressed firms faces a reduced range of acceptable shock values relative to Holmstrom Tirole set up. At the same time, domestic securities markets, even in absence of aggregate uncertainty, are shown to hold insufficient liquidity. As the result, distressed firms individually are unable to counter the shocks by holding claims against other firms even in case of the financial intermediation.
Keywords: Investment, Asymmetric Information, Private Information, Repudiation Risk
JEL Classification: D82, E22, G33
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