Bank Lending Networks, Experience, Reputation, and Borrowing Costs: Empirical Evidence from the French Syndicated Lending Market

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBank Lending Networks, Experience, Reputation, and Borrowing Costs: Empirical Evidence from the French Syndicated Lending Market Author(S)Christophe J Godlewski (Author)
Abstract  We investigate the network structure of bank lending markets and evaluate the impact of lenders' network centrality, considered a measure of their experience and reputation, on borrowing costs. We show that the French market for syndicated bank loans is a 'small world’ characterized by large local density and short social distances between lenders ...Paginationp113–140
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsEconomics
Journal TitleJournal of Business Finance & Accounting  
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