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Trade credit, the Financial Crisis and Firms Access to Finance

Carbo-Valverde, S. and Rodriguez-Fernandez, F. and Udell, G.F. (2015) Trade credit, the Financial Crisis and Firms Access to Finance. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 48. (In Press)

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Abstract

We analyse for the first time whether trade credit provided an alternative source of external finance to SMEs during the credit crisis. Using firm level panel data on over 40,000 Spanish SMEs we find that credit constrained SMEs depend on trade credit, but not bank loans, to finance capital expenditures and that the intensity of this dependence increased during the financial crisis. Unconstrained firms, in contrast, are dependent on banks loans not trade credit. Overall, this suggests substitution between bank loans and trade credit that is conditional on the level of financing constraints and is more intense during the crisis

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > Bangor Business School
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 02:33
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2017 02:35
ISSN: 022-2879
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5489
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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