Topic: The Real Effects of Entrusted Lending in China
Speaker: SUN Qi
Abstract: I develop a two-sector equilibrium model of shadow bank lending in China, in which firms with privileged access to credit provide entrusted loans to firms with limited access to credit. I show that given the initial distorted between-sector allocation of bank loans, entrusted lending can improve the capital allocation by channelling funds toward more productive ?rms. However, for the allocation of new bank credit injected into the economy, the existence of entrusted lending could amplify the misallocation, through the lender’s interest rate arbitrary behavior. I also conduct counterfactual exercises to examine the allocation effects of credit policies during the period 2009-2012. I quantify the size of the crowding out effect induced by the partial liberalization of the state sector’s borrowing constraint.
Date: May 31, 2019
Location: Room 201, No.1 Building, Shahe Campus, CUFE