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Local Crowding Out in China

Yi Huang, Marco Pagano () and Ug Panizza
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Yi Huang: The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Ug Panizza: The Graduate Institute, Geneva

CSEF Working Papers from Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy

Abstract: In China, between 2006 and 2013 local public debt crowded out the investment of private firms by tightening their funding constraints, while leaving state-owned firms’ investment unaffected. We establish this result using a purpose-built dataset for Chinese local public debt. Private firms invest less in cities with more public debt, the reduction in investment being larger for firms located farther from banks in other cities or more dependent on external funding. Moreover, in cities where public debt is high, private firms’ investment is more sensitive to internal cash .ow, also when cash-flow sensitivity is estimated jointly with the probability of being credit-constrained.

Keywords: Investment; Local public debt; Crowding out; Credit constraints; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E22 H63 H74 L60 O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-07-30, Revised 2019-02-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-mac, nep-pbe, nep-tra and nep-ure
Note: A former version of this paper was circulated under the title “Public Debt and Private Firm Funding: Evidence from Chinese Cities”.
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