Truth and consequences: Bogus pipeline experiment in informal small business lending
Oliver Musshoff (),
Ron Weber and
Calum Turvey ()
No 260765, Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARE) Discussion Papers from Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (DARE)
The prevention of asymmetric information plays a major role in successful small business lending. The purpose of this research is to determine if small business applicants report their income information correctly when requesting a loan. Therefore, a randomized controlled trial bogus pipeline experiment was set up during a typical cash-flow analysis of a bank for small businesses in the Philippines. Results indicate that loan applicants of the treatment group reported a lower income, an effect which is most pronounced in the lowest income percentile. Moreover, our analyses reveal higher loan delinquencies in the control group.
Keywords: Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; Financial Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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