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Bank credit to medium-sized enterprises in Italy: the trends before and during the crisis


  • Ivan Lorenzon

    (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

  • Marcella Lucchetta

    (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

  • Loriana Pelizzon

    (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)


This paper analyzes the determinants of credit to medium-sized enterprises before and during the crisis in Italy. While the bank-enterprise relationship seems to be crucial in the granting of credit before the crisis of 2007, during the crisis the results show a greater virtuosity of firms entrusted, which are more efficient, capitalized and liquid. Showing a profound change in the granting of credit, based on economic and financial indicators derived from corporate accounts.

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  • Ivan Lorenzon & Marcella Lucchetta & Loriana Pelizzon, 2011. "Bank credit to medium-sized enterprises in Italy: the trends before and during the crisis," BANCARIA, Bancaria Editrice, vol. 2, pages 20-32, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:ban:bancar:v:02:y:2011:m:february:p:20-32

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    crisi finanziaria; credito alle imprese;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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