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Firms in the great global recession: The role of foreign ownership and financial dependence

This paper investigates the channels through which the global crisis of 2008- 2009 spread to economic activity of an emerging, fast growing economy with sound macroeconomic fundamentals. On the basis of Polish firm-level data we find that a number of individual f irm characteristics account for a heterogeneous response. In p articular, foreign ownership appears to have provided a higher degree of resilience to the crisis. Our results indicate that this effect might be due to intra-group lending mechanisms supporting affiliates facing external credit constraints.

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Paper provided by National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute in its series National Bank of Poland Working Papers with number 77.

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Date of creation: 2010
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