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Do asset purchase programmes shape industry dynamics? Evidence from the ECB's SMP on plant entries and exits

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  • Antoni, Manfred
  • Sondershaus, Talina

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Asset purchase programmes (APPs) may insulate banks from having to terminate relationships with unproductive customers. Using administrative plant and bank data, we test whether APPs impinge on industry dynamics in terms of plant entry and exit. Plants in Germany connected to banks with access to an APP are approximately 20% less likely to exit. In particular, unproductive plants connected to weak banks with APP access are less likely to close. Aggregate entry and exit rates in regional markets with high APP exposures are also lower. Thus, APPs seem to subdue Schumpeterian cleansing mechanisms, which may hamper factor reallocation and aggregate productivity growth.

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  • Antoni, Manfred & Sondershaus, Talina, 2021. "Do asset purchase programmes shape industry dynamics? Evidence from the ECB's SMP on plant entries and exits," IWH Discussion Papers 12/2019, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
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    plant exit; factor reallocation; asset purchase programmes;
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    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • 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
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation

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