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Do Adverse Oil Price Shocks Change Loan Contract Terms for Energy Firms?



This article examined whether the relationship between creditworthiness and loan spreads for energy firms in the syndicated loan market changed after the 2014 oil-price shock. {{p}} The authors use syndicated loans, which are jointly funded by several financial institutions, because the syndicated loan market is a major source of debt financing for oil firms. Credit conditions tightened following the oil-price shock in mid-2014.

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  • W. Blake Marsh & David Rodziewicz & Rajdeep Sengupta, 2017. "Do Adverse Oil Price Shocks Change Loan Contract Terms for Energy Firms?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q IV, pages 59-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedker:00057
    DOI: 10.18651/ER/4q17SenguptaMarshRodziewicz

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    1. Amir Sufi, 2007. "Information Asymmetry and Financing Arrangements: Evidence from Syndicated Loans," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 62(2), pages 629-668, April.
    2. Dietrich Domanski & Jonathan Kearns & Marco Jacopo Lombardi & Hyun Song Shin, 2015. "Oil and debt," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, March.
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