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The Transmission of Bank Funding to Corporate Loans: Deleveraging in Germany

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  • Jarko Fidrmuc

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  • Philipp Schreiber

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  • Martin Siddiqui

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Healthy banks are crucially important for smooth lending. Correspondingly, bank regulations including Basel III intend to create a strong financial sector. However, the higher capital requirements may also worsen the access to finance especially during the transition period. Using data on firm-bank relationships in Germany between 2005 and 2007, we show that the debt ratio of banks is related to the bank loan risk. In order to assess the potential effect of tighter capital requirements due to regulatory changes, we analyze industry specific responses of loan conditions to bank debt levels. Our findings imply that manufacturing, and to a lesser extent wholesale and retail trade, will potentially face a more restricted access to bank loans after the tightening of capital requirements. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

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  • Jarko Fidrmuc & Philipp Schreiber & Martin Siddiqui, 2015. "The Transmission of Bank Funding to Corporate Loans: Deleveraging in Germany," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 581-597, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:26:y:2015:i:3:p:581-597
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-015-9353-0
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    1. Kapounek, Svatopluk & Kučerová, Zuzana & Fidrmuc, Jarko, 2017. "Lending conditions in EU: The role of credit demand and supply," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 285-293.
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    3. Vahagn Galstyan & Adnan Velic, 2018. "International Investment Patterns: the Case of German Sectors," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 665-685, July.

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    Keywords

    Bank lending; Leverage; Financial regulation; Basel III; G21; G28; C33;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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