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Bank and Nonbank Financial Intermediation

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  • PHILIP BOND
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    Conglomerates, trade credit arrangements, and banks are all instances of financial intermediation. However, these institutions differ significantly in the extent to which the projects financed absorb aggregate intermediary risk, in whether or not intermediation is carried out by a financial specialist, in the type of projects they fund and in the type of claims they issue to investors. The paper develops a simple unified model that both accounts for the continued coexistence of these different forms of intermediation, and explains why they differ. Specific applications to conglomerate firms, trade credit, and banking are discussed. Copyright 2004 by The American Finance Association.

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    Article provided by American Finance Association in its journal The Journal of Finance.

    Volume (Year): 59 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 2489-2529

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:59:y:2004:i:6:p:2489-2529

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    Cited by:
    1. Albert Banal-Estañol & Marco Ottaviani & Andrew Winton, 2013. "The Flip Side of Financial Synergies: Coinsurance versus Risk Contamination," Working Papers 484, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
    2. Sandeep Baliga & Tomas Sjöström, 2008. "Strategic Ambiguity and Arms Proliferation," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 116(6), pages 1023-1057, December.
    3. Linda Allen & Aron Gottesman, 2006. "The Informational Efficiency of the Equity Market As Compared to the Syndicated Bank Loan Market," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer, vol. 30(1), pages 5-42, August.
    4. Tianxi Wang, 2009. "The Allocation of Liability: Why Financial Intermediation?," Economics Discussion Papers 677, University of Essex, Department of Economics.

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