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Multiple Avenues of Intermediation, Corporate Finance and Financial Stability

Author/Editor: Davis, E. P.
Authorized for Distribution: August 1, 2001
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Summary: Using data from the US, UK, Japan and Canada, this paper provides evidence on the benefits to an economy from "multiple avenues of intermediation". The overall conclusion is that the existence of active securities markets alongside banks is indeed beneficial to the stability of corporate financing, both during cyclical downturns and during banking and securities market crises. The benefit from multiple avenues are greater, the more comparable the size of securities market and intermediated financing, as well as the larger the proportion of companies able to access both loan and securities markets. The analysis raises a number of policy issues and research topics for further investigation.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 01/115
Subject(s): Capital markets | Bonds | Investment policy | Financial stability | United States | United Kingdom | Japan | Canada
Author's keyword(s): Financial markets and the macroeconomy | corporate finance
 
English  
    Published:   August 1, 2001        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA1152001   Pages:   51
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