Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87986
Authors: 
Micco, Alejandro
Panizza, Ugo
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 520
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether bank ownership (public versus private, domestic versus foreign) is correlated with bank lending behavior over the business cycle. The paper finds that state-owned banks may play a useful credit-smoothing role because their lending is less responsive to macroeconomic shocks than the lending of private banks. The paper investigates whether this differential behavior is due to an explicit objective of stabilizing credit or to the presence of lazy public bank managers; evidence is found in support of the former hypothesis. In the case of foreign-owned banks, the paper finds that the results are less clear-cut and argues that this finding is in line with existing theoretical models.
Subjects: 
State-owned banks
Foreign-owned banks
Credit cycle
JEL: 
G21
H11
E44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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