FRIC/Finance Seminar with Zhiguo He, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Upcoming Seminar with Zhiguo He, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

 
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:00 to 12:15

Upcoming Finance Seminar with Zhiguo He, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago (Joint with FRIC)

Title: Endogenous Liquidity and Defaultable Bonds

Abstract: This paper studies the interaction between fundamental and liquidity for defaultable corporate bonds that are traded in an over-the-counter secondary market with search frictions. Bargaining with dealers determines a bond’s endogenous liquidity, which depends on both the firm fundamental and the time-to-maturity of the bond. Corporate default decisions interact with the endogenous secondary market liquidity via the rollover channel. A default-liquidity loop arises: Earlier endogenous default worsens a bond’s secondary market liquidity, which amplifies equity holders’ rollover losses, which in turn leads to earlier endogenous default. Besides characterizing in closed form the full inter-dependence between liquidity premium and default premium for credit spreads, we also study the optimal maturity implied by the model based on the tradeoff between liquidity provision and inefficient default.

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