Integrating with Their Feet: Cross-Border Lending at the German-Austrian Border

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The current economic policy discussion on financial integration in the European Union concentrates on cross-border mergers. We study the impact of cross-border lending in a theoretical model where banks acquire either hard or soft information on borrowing firms and predict that the closer firms are to the border the more likely banks are to offer them cross… (More)

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@inproceedings{Fidrmuc2008IntegratingWT, title={Integrating with Their Feet: Cross-Border Lending at the German-Austrian Border}, author={Jarko Fidrmuc and Christa Hainz and Andr{\'e} Kunkel and Natalja Menold and Stefan Mittnik and Karen Pence and L̆ubos̆ P{\'a}stor and Christoph Schneider and Monika Schnitzer and John Wald and Frank Westermann}, year={2008} }