We use stochastic dynamic programming to design and solve an extended structural setting for which the illiquidity of the firm's assets under liquidation is interpreted as an intangible corporate security. This asset tends to reduce bond values, augment yield spreads, and, thus, partially explain the credit-spread puzzle. To assess our construction, we provide a sensitivity analysis of the values of corporate securities with respect to the illiquidity parameter.
Published September 2018 , 17 pages
This cahier was revised in September 2022