Small Business Lending and Bank Consolidation: Is There Cause for Concern?

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James Weston

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Philip E. Strahan

Boston College - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: March 1996

Abstract

Small banks are a major source of credit for small businesses. As banking consolidation continues, will a resulting decline in the presence of small banks adversely affect the availability of that credit?

Keywords: banking, consolidation, small business lending

JEL Classification: G2

Suggested Citation

Weston, James Peter and Strahan, Philip E., Small Business Lending and Bank Consolidation: Is There Cause for Concern? (March 1996). Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1001240

James Peter Weston

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business ( email )

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