EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Banks-Firms Nexus under the Currency Board: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria

Nikolay Nenovsky (), Evgeni Peev () and Todor Yalamov ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Тодор Ялъмов ()

No 555, William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Abstract: This study analyses bank lending in the larger context of bank-firm relations within the Bulgarian specificity of currency board. It focuses on the ???intersection??? of credit supply and demand on the side of banks and firms simultaneously. We suggest both traditional and new hypotheses corresponding to the specific conditions of the Bulgarian ownership change, transitional corruption and other institutional and political factors. The model is based on a survey on Bulgarian banks and a unique database on firms. The study found that the dynamics and structure of credit is affected mainly by the features of the institutional environment, whereas the ???resource??? and traditional factors became secondary. During the period 1998 ??? 2001, there is separation of the banking sector activity from the activity of the real sector in Bulgaria. In the new conditions of currency board, the dual sector of enterprises and the specific institutional environment continue their existence. Despite its disciplining effect the currency board by itself is not sufficiently effective to overcome the remaining ???institutional obstacles, associated mainly with the inefficiency of the judicial system, corruption, state capture, uncertain property rights, etc.

Keywords: corporate governance; bank lending; currency board; corruption; transition economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E5 G2 L1 P2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2003-04-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ifn, nep-mfd and nep-tra
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/39940/3/wp555.pdf

Related works:
Working Paper: Banks-Firms Nexus under the Currency Board: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria (2003)
Working Paper: Banks-Firms Nexus under the Currency Board: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria (2003)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wdi:papers:2003-555

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan 724 E. University Ave, Wyly Hall 1st Flr, Ann Arbor MI 48109. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by WDI ().

 
Page updated 2023-01-30
Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2003-555