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Credit rationing and firms in oligopoly

Credit rationing and firms in oligopoly
Credit rationing and firms in oligopoly
This paper develops a theory of the firm, and equilibrium credit rationing mechanisms in oligopoly with R&D-product market competition. Credit rationing arises from a hold-up problem between wealth-constrained entrepreneurs and external investors. Underinvestment occurs if entrepreneurial wealth constraint is binding, even though the equilibrium corporate governance structure addresses the hold-up problem optimally. In a symmetric equilibrium outcome all firms face equitable credit-size rationing. In contrast the asymmetric equilibrium outcome sees some firms (the 'preys') denied external credits entirely while the others (the 'predators') receiving more favorable finances, which turns out to increase market concentration and overall R&D investments.
0966-4246
505
University of Southampton
Tong, Jian
8109179b-ff1d-483e-9ee0-bf3f96cda71b
Tong, Jian
8109179b-ff1d-483e-9ee0-bf3f96cda71b

Tong, Jian (2005) Credit rationing and firms in oligopoly (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 505) Southampton. University of Southampton 37pp.

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This paper develops a theory of the firm, and equilibrium credit rationing mechanisms in oligopoly with R&D-product market competition. Credit rationing arises from a hold-up problem between wealth-constrained entrepreneurs and external investors. Underinvestment occurs if entrepreneurial wealth constraint is binding, even though the equilibrium corporate governance structure addresses the hold-up problem optimally. In a symmetric equilibrium outcome all firms face equitable credit-size rationing. In contrast the asymmetric equilibrium outcome sees some firms (the 'preys') denied external credits entirely while the others (the 'predators') receiving more favorable finances, which turns out to increase market concentration and overall R&D investments.

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Published date: 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 35086
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/35086
ISSN: 0966-4246
PURE UUID: 89b44230-14be-4c48-8296-6f6f959e4e17
ORCID for Jian Tong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9367-4853

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Date deposited: 18 May 2006
Last modified: 04 Oct 2018 00:33

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