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Banks, firms and jobs

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  • Fabio Berton
  • Matteo Richiardi
  • Sauro Mocetti
  • Andrea Presbitero

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We analyze the employment effects of financial shocks using a rich data set of job contracts, matched with the universe of firms and their lending banks in one Italian region. To isolate the effect of the financial shock we construct a firm-specific time-varying measure of credit supply. The contraction in credit supply explains one fourth of the reduction in employment. This result is concentrated in more levered and less productive firms. Also, the relatively less educated and less skilled workers with temporary contracts are the most affected. Our results are consistent with the cleansing role of financial shocks.

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  • Fabio Berton & Matteo Richiardi & Sauro Mocetti & Andrea Presbitero, 2017. "Banks, firms and jobs," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 154, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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