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Bank Competition and Firm Growth in the Enlarged European Union

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  • Gábor Pellényi
  • Tamás Borkó
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    We examine the impact of bank competition and institutional factors on net firm entry in a sample of European manufacturing industries over the 1995-2006 period. Taking into account industry differences in the need for external finance, we find that bank competition helps firm entry. In addition, better institutions - especially legal structure and property rights - also have a positive impact, particularly through a better functioning financial system.

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    Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Working Paper / FINESS with number 5.1.

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    Length: 23 p.
    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:diw:diwfin:diwfin5.1

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    Keywords: market structure; banks; market entry; manufacturing; financial development;

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