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The Impact Of Capital On Lending In Economic Downturns And Investor Protection – The Case Of Large Eu Banks

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  • Malgorzata Olszak

    () (Department of Banking and Money Markets, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland)

  • Mateusz Pipien

    () (Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Cracow University of Economics, Poland)

  • Iwona Kowalska

    () (Department of Mathematics and Statistical Methods, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland)

  • Sylwia Roszkowska

    () (University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management)

Abstract

This paper attempts to find out whether better quality of investor protection matters for the effect of capital ratio on loan growth of large EU banks in 1996-2011. We focus on several measures of the quality of investor protection with a proven track record in the banking literature, i.e.: anti-self-dealing index, ex-antecontrol and ex-post-control of anti-self-dealing indices, and creditor protection rights index. Our results show that better investor protection increases the procyclical impact of capital on lending in the sample of banks reporting unconsolidated data. This is consistent with the view that better shareholders rights protection induces bank borrowers to take more loans and to engage in more risk-taking, in particular during economic booms, which results in greater sensitivity of bank lending to capital ratios in economic downturns. The opposite effect is found in the sample of banks reporting consolidated data. This effect is consistent with the view that better minority shareholders protection may reduce risk-taking incentives of large banks and result in better risk management of credit portfolio (and other investments of such banks).

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  • Malgorzata Olszak & Mateusz Pipien & Iwona Kowalska & Sylwia Roszkowska, 2015. "The Impact Of Capital On Lending In Economic Downturns And Investor Protection – The Case Of Large Eu Banks," Faculty of Management Working Paper Series 62015, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:sgm:fmuwwp:62015
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    Keywords

    capital ratio; lending; shareholders protection; creditor power; procyclicality;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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