Credit information, consolidation and credit market performance: bank-level evidence from developing countries

Samuel Fosu

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Abstract

Paying particular attention to the degree of banking market concentration in developing countries, this paper examines the effect of credit information sharing on bank lending. Using bank-level data from African countries over the period 2004 to 2009 and a dynamic two-step system generalised method of moments (GMM) estimation, it is found that credit information sharing increases bank lending. The degree of banking market concentration moderates the effect of credit information sharing on bank lending. The results are robust to controlling for possible interactions between credit information sharing and governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
JournalInternational Review of Financial Analysis
Volume32
Early online date20 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Information sharing
  • Banking market concentration
  • Bank lending
  • Governance

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