Bank Supervision and Corporate Finance

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Thorsten Beck

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School; Tilburg University - European Banking Center, CentER

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

World Bank - Development Research Group; World Bank

Ross Levine

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: May 2003

Abstract

Beck, Demirguc-Kunt, and Levine examine the impact of bank supervision on the financing obstacles faced by almost 5,000 corporations across 49 countries. They find that firms in countries with strong official supervisory agencies that directly monitor banks tend to face greater financing obstacles. Moreover, powerful official supervision tends to increase firm reliance on special connections and corruption in raising external finance, which is consistent with political and regulatory capture theories. Creating a supervisory agency that is independent of the government and banks mitigates the adverse consequences of powerful supervision. Finally, the authors find that bank supervisory agencies that force accurate information disclosure by banks and enhance private monitoring tend to ease the financing obstacles faced by firms.

This paper - a product of Finance, Development Research Group - is part of a larger effort in the group to understand the impact of bank supervision and regulation.

Keywords: Bank supervision, Corporate governance, Financing obstacles

JEL Classification: G3, L51, O16, G21

Suggested Citation

Beck, Thorsten and Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli and Levine, Ross Eric, Bank Supervision and Corporate Finance (May 2003). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3042. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636404

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