Foreign Bank Entry and Credit Allocation in Emerging Markets

European Banking Center Discussion Paper No. 23

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2009-94

43 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2009 Last revised: 13 Dec 2009

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Hans Degryse

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Olena Havrylchyk

CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris; Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre, La Défense - EconomiX

Emilia Magdalena Jurzyk

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)

Sylwester Kozak

National Bank of Poland; SGGW - Faculty of Economics

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Date Written: December 2009

Abstract

We employ a unique data set containing bank-specific information to explore how foreign bank entry determines credit allocation in emerging markets. We investigate the impact of the mode of foreign entry (greenfield or takeover) on banks’ portfolio allocation to borrowers with different degrees of informational transparency, as well as by maturities and currencies. The impact of foreign entry on credit allocation may stem from the superior performance of foreign entrants (“performance hypothesis”), or reflect borrower informational capture (“portfolio composition hypothesis”). Our results are broadly in line with the portfolio composition hypothesis, showing that borrower informational capture determines bank credit allocation.

Keywords: banks, ownership, credit allocation

JEL Classification: G21, G28, G34, L11

Suggested Citation

Degryse, Hans and Havrylchyk, Olena and Jurzyk, Emilia Magdalena and Kozak, Sylwester, Foreign Bank Entry and Credit Allocation in Emerging Markets (December 2009). European Banking Center Discussion Paper No. 23, CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2009-94, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1342496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1342496

Hans Degryse (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) ( email )

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Olena Havrylchyk

CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris ( email )

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Paris, F-75007
France

Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre, La Défense - EconomiX ( email )

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Emilia Magdalena Jurzyk

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS) ( email )

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Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Sylwester Kozak

National Bank of Poland ( email )

00-919 Warsaw
Poland

SGGW - Faculty of Economics ( email )

ul. Nowoursynowska 166
Warsaw, 02-787
Poland

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