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ECB corporate QE and the loan supply to bank-dependent firms

Frank Betz and Roberto De Santis ()

No 2314, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank

Abstract: Using a representative sample of businesses in the euro area, we show that Eurosystempurchases of corporate bonds under the Corporate Sector Purchase programme (CSPP)increased the net issuance of debt securities, triggering a shift in bank loan supply infavour of firms that do not have access to bond-based financing. Identification comes frommatching bank-dependent firms to their lenders and accounting for the effect of CSPPon banks’ activity in the syndicated loan market. In a difference-in-differences setting,we show that credit access improved relatively more for firms borrowing from banksrelatively more exposed to CSPP-eligible firms. Unlike in previous studies, this resultapplies regardless of bank balance sheet quality as measured by Tier 1 and NPL ratios. JEL Classification: E52, E58, G01, G21, G28

Keywords: corporate sector purchase programme; ECB; loan supply; Unconventional monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-cba, nep-eec and nep-mon
Note: 185689
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