The Capital Crunch: Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be
AbstractThe dramatic reduction in the growth rate of bank lending associated with the 1990-91 recession, particularly in New England, has evoked claims by many observers of a credit crunch. To overcome the difficulty in determining whether the observed slow credit growth is a demand or supply phenomenon, the authors examine a cross-section of banks in New England that have experienced the same economic downturn, effectively controlling for changes in demand. They find empirical support for a capital crunch, whereby poorly capitalized institutions shrink more than their better-capitalized peers, indicating an independent role for credit supply. Copyright 1995 by Ohio State University Press.
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Volume (Year): 27 (1995)
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- Joe Peek & Eric Rosengren, 1991. "The capital crunch: neither a borrower nor a lender be," Working Papers 91-4, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
- Joe Peek & Eric Rosengren, 1993. "The Capital Crunch: Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 243, Boston College Department of Economics.
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