We investigate whether and how government interventions in the U.S. banking sector influence the stock market performance of corporate borrowers during the financial crisis of 2007¿2009. We measure firms¿ exposures to government interventions with an intervention score that is based on combined information on the firms¿ structure of bank relationships and their banks¿ participation in government capital support programs. We find that government capital infusions in banks have a significantly positive impact on borrowing firms¿ stock returns. The effect is more pronounced for riskier and bank-dependent firms and for those that borrow from banks that are less capitalized and smaller.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|