Essays on borrowing and debt contracting: a theoretical analysis and empirical evidence for Vietnam

Pham Thi Thu Tra

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As mentioned in chapter 1, the key purpose of this thesis is to deepen our knowledge of debt contracting under asymmetric information. We have pursued this purpose from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. This has been done in six chapters, organized in two parts, in which different but related aspects of debt contracting have been addressed. While the first part explores the theoretical and empirical relevance of a standard issue of debt contracting - the signalling property of debt maturity - in the context of bank-firm relationships, the second part deals with various issues of debt contracting vis-à-vis different types of financial intermediaries in the context of household borrowing in Vietnam. The aim of this final chapter is to round up the main findings of each chapter, to provide a general discussion of the results, to point out the limitations of the study, and propose some directions for future research ... Zie: Summary
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Lensink, Robert, Supervisor
  • Scholtens, Bert, Supervisor
Award date21-Sep-2006
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs90-5335-093-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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