Zhang, Zhipeng (2009): Recovery Rates and Macroeconomic Conditions: The Role of Loan Covenants.
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For U.S. firms from 1988 to 2007, firms with stricter loan covenants had higher firm-level default recovery rates. Covenants were stricter, moreover, when set during downturns in the business cycle. This implies a negative dependence of recovery rates on lagged macroeconomic conditions. That is, bank loan contracts established in economic recessions have tight covenants, leading later to higher recovery rates. My empirical evidence suggests that private creditors have significant influence on firms' bankruptcy decisions through the channel of covenants in debt contracts.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Recovery Rates and Macroeconomic Conditions: The Role of Loan Covenants|
|English Title:||Recovery Rates and Macroeconomic Conditions: The Role of Loan Covenants|
|Keywords:||Recovery rate, Bankruptcy, Loan covenant, Creditor control, Business cycle|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations ; Cycles
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy ; Financial Risk and Risk Management ; Capital and Ownership Structure ; Value of Firms ; Goodwill
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G33 - Bankruptcy ; Liquidation
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks ; Depository Institutions ; Micro Finance Institutions ; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||Zhipeng Zhang|
|Date Deposited:||27. Sep 2009 16:13|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 05:53|
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