In this paper, we study the impact of the European Central Bank Corporate Sector Purchase Program on small and medium sized firms' financing using restricted data from the Survey of Access to Finance of Enterprises. We find that following the announcement, credit access improved through the reduction of both formal and informal credit constraints. Loans terms also improved as manifested by a reduction on loan application costs. The unconventional monetary policy intervention is also transmitted through trade credit in production networks as unconstrained borrowers extend more trade credit following the announcement of the program.

Do SMEs benefit from the corporate sector purchase program? evidence from the eurozone

Alex Sclip
2021

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In this paper, we study the impact of the European Central Bank Corporate Sector Purchase Program on small and medium sized firms' financing using restricted data from the Survey of Access to Finance of Enterprises. We find that following the announcement, credit access improved through the reduction of both formal and informal credit constraints. Loans terms also improved as manifested by a reduction on loan application costs. The unconventional monetary policy intervention is also transmitted through trade credit in production networks as unconstrained borrowers extend more trade credit following the announcement of the program.
Credit constraints
trade credit
unconventional monetary policy
SMEs
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