Andrea Moro, Daniela Maresch, Matthias Fink,
"Reduction of information asymmetry and credit access for small and medium sized enterprises"
, in Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 38, Seite(n) 121-143, 3-2015
Reduction of information asymmetry and credit access for small and medium sized enterprises
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We examine the relation between the quality, quantity, completeness, and timeliness of the information loan managers obtain from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the amount of short-term credit provided to them by looking at 828 loan?manager? SME relationships in Italy. The result suggests that a reduction in information asymmetry is associated with a greater amount of credit. Moreover, the reduction in information asymmetry has a relevant economic impact on the amount of short-term credit obtained: the amount of credit provided increases by 12% when asymmetry reduces by one notch. Our results are robust to alternative specifications and to endogeneity.