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SME lending and banking system stability: Some mechanisms at work

Abstract : This paper sheds light on the effects of SME lending on banking system stability. Using a dataset of 32 economies during 2007–15, we find that higher growth in SME lending is associated with greater banking system stability, as measured by greater distance to default, but only in emerging market economies (EMEs). In EMEs, financial development tends to be lower and information asymmetries higher so that profitable projects may remain unfinanced.
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Michael Brei, Blaise Gadanecz, Aaron Mehrotra. SME lending and banking system stability: Some mechanisms at work. Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, 2020, pp.100676. ⟨10.1016/j.ememar.2020.100676⟩. ⟨hal-02497961⟩

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