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Ludovic Renou
''Financial architecture: the role of higher order beliefs''
( 2002, Vol. 28 No.11 )
This paper generalizes a costly state verification model à la Townsend (1979) along two dimensions: 1) diversity of opinion and 2) endogenous formation of a financial intermediary, modeled as a multi-lender coalition. Main results are 1) lenders forming the coalition are neither too optimistic nor too pessimistic, 2) under some parameter conditions, the stronger the disagreement between any lender, the smaller the coalition size and 3) it is desirable to exclude some lenders from the project financing. It is also shown that the standard CSV model (Williamson (1986)) is a limit case of this generalized CSV model.
Manuscript Received : Nov 15 2002 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 15 2002

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