Bank Lending to Small Businesses in Latin America: Does Bank Origin Matter?

Abstract

In recent years, foreign bank participation has increased tremendously in Latin America. While some argue that foreign bank entry will benefit Latin American banking systems by lowering loan and deposit volatility and increasing efficiency, others are concerned that foreign banks might choose to extend credit only to certain customers, leaving some sectors… (More)

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@inproceedings{Clarke2002BankLT, title={Bank Lending to Small Businesses in Latin America: Does Bank Origin Matter?}, author={George Clarke and Robert Cull and Mar{\'i}a Soledad Mart{\'i}nez and Susana Martinez Sanchez and Juan Carlos Alfaro and Patricio {\'A}lvarez and Tamara Burdisso and Liliana Castineira and Jorge Cayazzo and Jaime C{\'o}rdova and Patricia Correa-Bonilla and Laura D’Amato and Monica Gabel and Francisco Gismondi and Socorro Heysen and Gonzalo Jimenez and Jorge Marshall and Javier Poggi and L Elvira R{\'i}os and Luis Romero}, year={2002} }