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Do bankers ration more credit?

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  • Sylvie Cieply

    (Normandie University, Caen, Institut Banque-Assurance - CREM CNRS UMR6211, France)

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Has credit rationing increased in France for twelve years? The hypothesis of an increase in credit rationing to French firms is very often postponed by observers. This article looks for an answer by comparing the results of surveys carried out in 2000 and 20012 on a sample of bankers specialized in the financing of firms. The results given by the new survey confirm the fundamental result of a strong credit rationing (total refusal) which is limited to new customers although weak credit rationing (restrictive quantity) is used to regulate the credit market as soon as a relationship between bank and firm is established. However we show that both strong and weak credit rationing are significantly less used by bankers and that they more frequently introduce collaterals and covenants when they give credit.

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  • Sylvie Cieply, 2013. "Do bankers ration more credit?," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201310, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
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    Keywords

    Credit rationing; Collaterals; Covenants;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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