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Does bank failure affect client firms? Micro evidence from Estonia

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  • Karin Joeveer

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I explore the effect of a bank's failure on its client firms using the 1998 bankruptcy of a middle-sized Estonian bank.I compare the performance of firms receiving credit from the bankrupt bank to that of a randomly selected set of firms between 1996 and 2000.I find the client firms to be less likely to survive until the end of the sample frame even after controlling for their performance before the bank bankruptcy.

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  • Karin Joeveer, 2004. "Does bank failure affect client firms? Micro evidence from Estonia," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp224, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute, Prague.
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    1. Abildgren, Kim & Vølund Buchholst, Birgitte & Staghøj, Jonas, 2013. "Bank-firm relationships and the survival of non-financial firms during the financial crisis 2008-2009," Working Paper Series 1516, European Central Bank.

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    Keywords

    Bank failure; Client firm performance; Firm bankruptcy;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance

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