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Do asset purchase programmes shape industry dynamics? Evidence from the ECB's SMP on plant entries and exits

Manfred Antoni (), Michael Koetter, Steffen Müller and Talina Sondershaus
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Steffen Mueller

No 12/2019, IWH Discussion Papers from Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

Abstract: Asset purchase programmes (APPs) may insulate banks from having to terminate relationships with unproductive customers. Using administrative plant and bank data, we test whether APPs impinge on industry dynamics in terms of plant entry and exit. Plants in Germany connected to banks with access to an APP are approximately 20% less likely to exit. In particular, unproductive plants connected to weak banks with APP access are less likely to close. Aggregate entry and exit rates in regional markets with high APP exposures are also lower. Thus, APPs seem to subdue Schumpeterian cleansing mechanisms, which may hamper factor reallocation and aggregate productivity growth.

Keywords: plant exit; factor reallocation; asset purchase programmes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E58 G21 G28 G33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-bec, nep-ent, nep-fdg and nep-mac
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