Limited Partnerships and Reputation Formation

NYU Working Paper No. S-CG-02-11

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2004, pages: 631-659.

42 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2008

See all articles by Jarl G. Kallberg

Jarl G. Kallberg

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Crocker H. Liu

Arizona State University

Anand Srinivasan

National University of Singapore - Department of Finance; CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

This paper analyzes the optimal quality decision of a producer in a multi-period setting withreputation effects. Using a unique database of returns on real estate limited partnerships(RELPs), we empirically examine alternative theoretical predictions of optimal producerstrategy. In particular, we test whether the producers in our market invest in reputationbuilding by initially selling high quality goods and then lowering quality. Using a variety ofstatistical tests, we find evidence for reputation building, both in the aggregate and forindividual developers.

Suggested Citation

Kallberg, Jarl G. (Jerry) and Liu, Crocker H. and Srinivasan, Anand, Limited Partnerships and Reputation Formation (November 2002). NYU Working Paper No. S-CG-02-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1295255

Jarl G. (Jerry) Kallberg (Contact Author)

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