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An experimental investigation of rating-market regulation

Claudia Keser, Asri Ãzgümüs, Emmanuel Peterlé and Martin Schmidt
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Emmanuel Peterle ()

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Abstract: We introduce a simple game-theoretical model that captures the main aspects of the repeated interaction between an issuer and a credit-rating agency. It involves up-front payments of issuer-fees and direct publication of requested ratings. Due to pecuniary injuries for untruthful ratings, the credit-rating agency should always report truthfully in the subgame perfect equilibrium. Knowing this, the issuer should never request a rating. Conducting laboratory experiments, we find that behavior significantly deviates from the equilibrium prediction in favor of a cooperative solution: issuers frequently do request ratings, which is often reciprocated with untruthful good ratings.

Keywords: Game theory; laboratory experiments; rating agencies; regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C70 C9 G0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-03-06
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