A problem of optimal debt management is modeled as a noncooperative interaction between a bor- rower and a pool of lenders, in an infinite time horizon with exponential discount. The yearly income of the borrower is governed by a stochastic process. When the debt-to-income ratio x(t) reaches a given size x^* , bankruptcy instantly occurs. The interest rate charged by the risk-neutral lenders is precisely determined in order to compensate for this possible loss of their investment. For a given bankruptcy threshold x^∗ , existence and properties of optimal feedback strategies for the borrower are studied, in a stochastic framework as well as in a limit deterministic setting. The paper also analyzes how the expected total cost to the borrower changes, depending on different values of x^∗ .
|Titolo:||A Stochastic Model of Optimal Debt Management and Bankruptcy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|