Bank Lending and Economic Growth of Chinese Cities

21 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2012

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Chin-Hwa Lu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chung-Hua Shen

National Taiwan University - Department of Finance

Date Written: March‐April 2012

Abstract

Using a city‐level dataset over the period 2004–2006, the present study investigates the relationship between bank lending and the economic growth of Chinese cities. Unlike past studies, we divide bank lending into loans from three types of banks: foreign banks, city banks and other banks. Our findings are threefold. First, the lending of foreign banks exhibits a strong and positive association with the economic growth of Chinese cities. Second, foreign direct investment in the sampled cities enhances the lending effects of foreign banks, but reduces the lending effects of other banks on the economy of Chinese cities. Third, the effects of city competitiveness are similar to those of foreign direct investment; that is, city competitiveness augments the lending effects of foreign banks but reduces the lending effects of other banks.

Keywords: bank lending, Chinese cities, city banks, economic growth, foreign banks

JEL Classification: O43, G21

Suggested Citation

Lu, Chin-Hwa and Shen, Chung-Hua, Bank Lending and Economic Growth of Chinese Cities (March‐April 2012). China & World Economy, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 59-79, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2036926 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-124X.2012.01280.x

Chin-Hwa Lu (Contact Author)

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Chung-Hua Shen

National Taiwan University - Department of Finance ( email )

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Taipei, 106
Taiwan

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