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Estimating the Relationship Between Collateral and Interest Rate: A Comparison of Methods

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  • Andrea Bellucci

    (European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC))

  • Alexander Borisov

    (Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati)

  • Germana Giombini

    (Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo)

  • Alberto Zazzaro

    (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II)

Abstract

This paper uses a variety of estimation methods to explore the empirical relationship between interest rate and collateral requirements in bank loan contracts. Methods that do not allow for endogenous contract terms detect a positive reciprocal association between interest rate and collateral. Methods that allow for endogenous contract terms point to a strong positive effect of interest rate on collateral but the effect of collateral on interest rate is much weaker. This highlights the importance of incorporating the endogenous nature of contract terms in empirical work.

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  • Andrea Bellucci & Alexander Borisov & Germana Giombini & Alberto Zazzaro, 2021. "Estimating the Relationship Between Collateral and Interest Rate: A Comparison of Methods," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers 168, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.
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    Keywords

    Bank lending; Collateral; Interest rate;
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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms

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