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Credit rationing for Portuguese SMEs

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  • Farinha, Luísa
  • Félix, Sónia

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This study examines the importance of credit demand and credit supply-related factors in explaining the evolution of credit granted to Portuguese SMEs. The results suggest that the interest rate is a strong driver of SMEs’ demand for bank loans, as well as their internal financing capacity. On the other hand, credit supply mostly depends on the firms’ ability to generate cash-flows and reimburse their debt, and on the amount of collateral. The model was estimated for the period between 2010 and 2012. The results suggest that a considerable fraction of Portuguese SMEs were affected by credit rationing in this period.

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  • Farinha, Luísa & Félix, Sónia, 2015. "Credit rationing for Portuguese SMEs," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 14(C), pages 167-177.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:14:y:2015:i:c:p:167-177
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2015.05.001
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    Keywords

    Credit rationing; Bank loans; Financial crisis; SMEs; Disequilibrium model;
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    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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