AgEcon Search >
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics >
Volume 31, Number 02, August 1999 >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||INDEPENDENT COMMERCIAL BANK MERGERS AND AGRICULTURAL LENDING CONCENTRATION|
|Authors: ||Ahrendsen, Bruce L.|
Dixon, Bruce L.
Lee, Laderrek T.
agricultural loan portfolio
|Issue Date: ||1999-08|
|Abstract: ||In an era of rapid consolidation in banking, the effect of mergers on the availability of credit to agricultural businesses is unclear. Commercial bank mergers have profoundly altered the urban credit marketplace and are positioned to do the same for the agricultural credit marketplace. Adjustment models are estimated with data on independent bank consolidations from 1988 through 1995. The regression results bode well for agricultural lending if acquiring banks have larger concentrations of assets in agriculture than acquired banks. Conversely, if acquiring banks have smaller concentrations than acquired banks, acquisitions have a negative impact on agricultural lending. Since most acquiring banks have smaller agricultural loan concentrations than acquired banks, there is concern for agricultural lending. However, other lenders are likely to fill credit gaps that develop.|
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 31, Number 02, August 1999|
|Total Pages: ||13|
|From Page: ||215|
|To Page: ||227|
|Collections:||Volume 31, Number 02, August 1999|
Recommend this item
Files in This Item:
All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.