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Bank Market Power and Firm Performance

Delis, Manthos D and Kokas, Sotirios and Ongena, Steven (2017) 'Bank Market Power and Firm Performance.' Review of Finance, 21 (1). pp. 299-326. ISSN 1572-3097

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Does market power of banks affect firm performance? To answer this question we examine 25,236 syndicated loan facilities granted between 2000 and 2010 by 296 banks to 9,029 US non-financial firms. Accounting for both observed and unobserved bank and firm heterogeneity, we find that firms that were recently poorly performing obtain loans from banks with more market power. However, in the year after loan origination market power positively affects firm performance, but only if it is not too high. Our estimates thus suggest that bank market power can facilitate access to credit by poorly performing firms, yet at the same time also boosts the performance of the firms that obtain credit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bank market power; Lerner index; Firm performance; Syndicated loans
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 15:01
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:38

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