Foreign bank entry and firmsメ access to bank credit: Evidence from China

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of foreign bank entry on domestic firms’ access to bank credit using a within-country staggered geographic variation in the policy of foreign bank lending in China. The paper finds that after foreign bank entry profitable firms use more long-term bank loans; whereas firms with higher value of potential collateral do not. It also finds that non-state-owned firms become able to substitute some trade credit with long-term bank loans. The findings suggest that less opaque firms and nonstate-owned firms benefit more from foreign bank entry and that collateral may only play a limited role in mitigating the problem of information asymmetry when creditors’ rights are not well protected in a

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@inproceedings{Lin2015ForeignBE, title={Foreign bank entry and firmsメ access to bank credit: Evidence from China}, author={Huidan Lin}, year={2015} }