Exploiting the timing of the 2005–2006 Italian bankruptcy law reforms, we disentangle the effects of reorganization and liquidation in bankruptcy on bank financing and firm investment. A 2005 reform introduces reorganization procedures facilitating loan renegotiation. The 2006 reform subsequently strengthens creditor rights in liquidation. The first reform increases interest rates and reduces investment. The second reform reduces interest rates and spurs investment. Our results highlight the importance of identifying the distinct effects of liquidation and reorganization, as these procedures differently address the tension in bankruptcy law between the continuation of viable businesses and the preservation of repayment incentives.

Bankruptcy Law and Bank Financing / Rodano, G; Serrano-Velarde, N; Tarantino, Emanuele. - In: JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0304-405X. - 120:(2016), pp. 363-382. [10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.01.016]

Bankruptcy Law and Bank Financing

Tarantino E
2016

Abstract

Exploiting the timing of the 2005–2006 Italian bankruptcy law reforms, we disentangle the effects of reorganization and liquidation in bankruptcy on bank financing and firm investment. A 2005 reform introduces reorganization procedures facilitating loan renegotiation. The 2006 reform subsequently strengthens creditor rights in liquidation. The first reform increases interest rates and reduces investment. The second reform reduces interest rates and spurs investment. Our results highlight the importance of identifying the distinct effects of liquidation and reorganization, as these procedures differently address the tension in bankruptcy law between the continuation of viable businesses and the preservation of repayment incentives.
2016
Bankruptcy Law and Bank Financing / Rodano, G; Serrano-Velarde, N; Tarantino, Emanuele. - In: JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS. - ISSN 0304-405X. - 120:(2016), pp. 363-382. [10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.01.016]
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