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Asymmetric information and the mode of entry in foreign credit markets

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  • Van Tassel, Eric
  • Vishwasrao, Sharmila

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In a newly liberalized credit market, foreign banks with cost advantages are likely to be less informed than domestic banks that hold information on credit risks. These relative advantages may generate incentives for a foreign bank to negotiate acquisition of a domestic bank in order to capture information endowments. However, if it is difficult to assess the value of information held by banks, the foreign bank will face important choices about the optimal mode of entry and what acquisition price to pay. These choices have implications for the survival of domestic banks and how capital is allocated after liberalization.
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  • Van Tassel, Eric & Vishwasrao, Sharmila, 2007. "Asymmetric information and the mode of entry in foreign credit markets," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(12), pages 3742-3760, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:31:y:2007:i:12:p:3742-3760
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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