Credit information, consolidation and credit market performance: Bank-level evidence from developing countries

Date

2014-01-20

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1057-5219

Volume Title

Publisher

Elsevier

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Paying particular attention to the degree of banking market concentration in developing countries, this paper examines the effect of credit information sharing on bank lending. Using bank-level data from African countries over the period 2004 to 2009 and a dynamic two-step system generalised method of moments (GMM) estimation, it is found that credit information sharing increases bank lending. The degree of banking market concentration moderates the effect of credit information sharing on bank lending. The results are robust to controlling for possible interactions between credit information sharing and governance.

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Keywords

Information sharing, Banking market concentration, Bank lending, Governance

Citation

Fosu, S. (2014) Credit information, consolidation and credit market performance: Bank-level evidence from developing countries. International Review of Financial Analysis, 32, pp.23-36.

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Research Institute

Finance and Banking Research Group (FiBRe)