Internal Capital Markets in Business Groups and the Propagation of Credit Supply Shocks
40 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 2019
Using business registry data from China, we show that internal capital markets in business groups can propagate corporate shareholders' credit supply shocks to their subsidiaries. An average of 16.7% local bank credit growth where corporate shareholders are located would increase subsidiaries investment by 1% of their tangible fixed asset value, which accounts for 71% (7%) of the median (average) investment rate among these firms. We argue that equity exchanges is one channel through which corporate shareholders transmit bank credit supply shocks to the subsidiaries and provide empirical evidence to support the channel.
Keywords: Interest rate ceilings, Supply and demand, Credit demand, Credit, Bank credit, Internal capital markets, business groups, bank lending, China, corporate shareholder, business group, equity share, leverage ratio, credit market
JEL Classification: G2, G3, O17, L23, E01, E52, G21, D4, F16
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