DP12002 Determinants of bank lending in Europe and the United States: Evidence from crisis and post-crisis years

Author(s): Brunella Bruno, Alexandra D'Onofrio, Immacolata Marino
Publication Date: April 2017
Keyword(s): bank lending channel, bank loans, corporate loans, crisis
JEL(s): G01, G18, G21
Programme Areas: Financial Economics
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We investigate bank lending patterns and their determinants in Europe and the United States over 2008-2014. Specifically, we relate bank characteristics prior to the financial crisis to their lending behaviour during and after the crisis period. Our analysis confirms the existence of a bank lending channel. This channel seems stronger in Europe than in the United States, especially if we look at corporate loans rather than at the whole loan portfolio.