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Foreign Lenders and the Real Sector

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  • LEO FERRARIS
  • RAOUL MINETTI

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We develop a theory of the interaction between the entry of lenders and the real sector. The high liquidation skills of incumbent lenders render them too tough in terminating high‐risk/return projects. Being “foreign” to the market, newcomers have lower ability to liquidate than incumbents. This makes them softer in liquidating high‐risk/return projects but renders their funding more costly. We show that the entry of lenders and the share of high‐risk/return projects can reinforce each other through firms' liquidation values. This interaction dampens the output impact of liquidity shocks. Hence, financial liberalization can enhance stability.

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  • Leo Ferraris & Raoul Minetti, 2007. "Foreign Lenders and the Real Sector," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 39(4), pages 945-964, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:39:y:2007:i:4:p:945-964
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1538-4616.2007.00052.x
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