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Short-term safety or long-term failure? Empirical evidence of the impact of securitization on bank risk

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  • Chen, Zhizhen
  • Liu, Frank Hong
  • Opong, Kwaku
  • Zhou, Mingming

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Based on a sample of U.S. commercial banks from 2002 to 2012, this paper shows that bank loan securitization has a significant and positive impact on both Z-scores and the likelihood of bank failure, indicating a short-term risk reduction and a long-term risk increase effect. We also find disparate impacts between mortgage and non-mortgage securitization. Loan sale activities are found to have a similar impact to securitization.

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  • Chen, Zhizhen & Liu, Frank Hong & Opong, Kwaku & Zhou, Mingming, 2017. "Short-term safety or long-term failure? Empirical evidence of the impact of securitization on bank risk," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 48-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:72:y:2017:i:c:p:48-74
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.12.003
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    Securitization; Bank risk; Bank failure; Heckman self-selection; Survival analysis;

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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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