Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie II, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 "Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft", Universität Konstanz 69
Lending across national boundaries is different from lending within national boundaries because of the difficulty of imposing legal sanctions. This note, examines a simple model of international lending where the borrower can repudiate, without legal sanction, if this is to his advantage. The model has an infinite time horizon and it is assumed the borrower has an i.i.d. income stream. It is shown that, although debt is initially restricted, in the long run consumption is completely stabilised.