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|Title: ||When Does Strategic Debt Service Matter?|
|Authors: ||Acharya, Viral V.|
Subrahmanyam, Marti G.
Sundaram, Rangarajan K.
|Issue Date: ||2-May-2002 |
|Series/Report no.: ||FIN-02-013|
|Abstract: ||Recent work has suggested that strategic under performance of debt
service obligations by equity holders can resolve the gap between
observed yield spreads and those generated Merton (41) style models. We
show that it is not quite correct. The value of the option to under
perform on debt-service obligations depend on two other optionality's
available to equity holders, namely, the option to carry cash reserves
within the firm and the option to raise new external financing.|
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