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Some Evidence on 'Herding' Behavior of U.S. Banks


  • Jain, Arvind K
  • Gupta, Satyadev


The authors examine the international lending decisions of U.S. commercial banks of different sizes from 1977 to 1982 for evidence ofthe ex istence of "herding" behavior. Granger-Sims causality tests for the loans gran ted by the top nine, the next fifteen, and the remaining U.S. banks provide no c lear evidence of herding between the top nine and the next fifteen banks. There is, however, evidence that the remaining banks (mostly small ones) herded behind the top twenty-four banks. Overall, the analysis presented here points to a very weak herding behavior. Copyright 1987 by Ohio State University Press.

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  • Jain, Arvind K & Gupta, Satyadev, 1987. "Some Evidence on 'Herding' Behavior of U.S. Banks," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 19(1), pages 78-89, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:19:y:1987:i:1:p:78-89

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