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The Insurance is the Lemon: Failing to Index Contracts

Benjamin Hebert , Barney Hartman-Glaser   Jan 07,2019

We model the widespread failure of contracts to share risk using available indices. A borrower and lender can share risk... Read More

Liquidity Sentiments

Brett Green , Vladimir Asriyan William Fuchs   Mar 12,2019

We develop a rational theory of liquidity sentiments in which the market outcome in any given period depends on agents' expectations... Read More

Pricing and Liquidity in Decentralized Asset Markets

Semih Uslu   Mar 27,20194

I develop a search-and-bargaining model of endogenous intermediation in over-the-counter markets. Unlike the existing work, my model allows for rich... Read More

Published: Econometrica, 2019, 87(6), 2079-2140

A Theory of Participation in OTC and Centralized Markets

Jerome Dugast, Pierre-Olivier Weill , Semih Uslu   Jul 09,2019

Should regulators encourage the migration of trade from over-the-counter (OTC) to centralized markets? To address this question, we consider a... Read More

The Good, the Bad, and the Complex: Product Design with Imperfect Information

Dana Foarta, Vladimir Asriyan Victoria Vanasco   Nov 05,20190

This paper explores the incentives of product designers to complexify products, and the resulting implications for overall product quality. In... Read More

Aggregation and Design of Information in Markets with Adverse Selection

Brett Green , William Fuchs , Vladimir Asriyan   Nov 05,20190

How effectively does a decentralized marketplace aggregate information that is dispersed throughout the economy? We study this question in a... Read More

Collateral Booms and Information Depletion

Luc Laeven,Alberto Martin, Vladimir Asriyan   Nov 05,20190

We develop a new theory of information production during credit booms. In our model, entrepreneurs need credit to undertake investment projects,... Read More

Tragedy of Complexity

Martin Oehmke , Adam Zawadowski   Nov 18,2019

This paper presents an equilibrium theory of product complexity. Complex products generate higher potential value, but require more attention from... Read More

Demand Disagreement

Christian Heyerdahl-Larsen, Philipp Illeditsch   Dec 13,2019

We develop an overlapping generations model with disagreement about the cross-sectional distribution of investors’ preferences and beliefs. This disagreement implies... Read More

Risk seekers: trade, noise, and the rationalizing effect of market impact on convex preferences

Efstathios Avdis   Dec 30,20190

Long-held intuition dictates that information-based trade is impossible without exogenous noise. Risk seekers can resolve this conundrum. Even though such agents have... Read More