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Trade credit, sovereign risk and monetary policy in Europe

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to analyze how sovereign risk influences the use of trade credit, both directly and through monetary policy. In addition, we test whether these effects differ during the crisis as compared to before the crisis. Using a sample of 45,864 Eurozone firms (2005-2012), we find that trade credit received increases when sovereign risk becomes higher, but only before the crisis. However, during the crisis, trade credit supply decreases as sovereign risk increases. Additionally, monetary restrictions only lead to an increase in trade credit in low or moderate sovereign risk countries.

 Fuente: International Review of Economics and Finance 52 (2017) 39-54

 Fecha de publicación: 01/11/2017

Nº de páginas: 37

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2017.09.010

ISSN: 1059-0560,1873-8036

Url de la publicación: 10.1016/j.iref.2017.09.010