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Stock price fragility and the cost of bank loans

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  • Francis, Bill
  • Hasan, Iftekhar
  • Shen, Yinjie (Victor)
  • Ye, Pengfei

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This study examines whether the flow volatility experienced by institutional investors affects firms’ financing costs. Using Greenwood and Thesmar’s (2011) stock price fragility measure, we find that there is a positive relationship between fragility and firms’ costs of bank loans. This effect is most pronounced when lenders rely more on institutional shareholders to discipline corporate management, or when loans are made by relationship lenders, suggesting that unstable flows could weaken institutional investors’ monitoring effectiveness and strengthen relationship banks’ bargaining power.

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  • Francis, Bill & Hasan, Iftekhar & Shen, Yinjie (Victor) & Ye, Pengfei, 2021. "Stock price fragility and the cost of bank loans," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 118-135.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:empfin:v:63:y:2021:i:c:p:118-135
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2021.06.001
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    Keywords

    Stock price fragility; Flow volatility; Bank loan cost; Non-fundamental risk;
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    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • 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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