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Survey Results for Fourth Quarter of 2019 Show Outstanding Small Business Commercial & Industrial Loan Balances Increase Year-Over-Year

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Dan Harbour, Statistics Manager*
March 26, 2020 | Small Business Lending Survey
Data collected in the fourth quarter of 2019, prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, indicated that small business commercial and industrial (C&I) loan balances increased year-over-year for the second consecutive quarter, but lagged the growth of total loans and C&I loans for the same period.

Farm Lending Declines at End of 2019

By Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman
January 16, 2020 | Ag Finance Databook
Growth in farm lending activity slowed in the third quarter of 2019.

Third Quarter Small Business Lending Survey - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Brody Smith*, Supervisory Analyst
December 20, 2019 | Small Business Lending Survey
New small business commercial and industrial (C&I) lending declined 14.0 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the third quarter of 2018, a third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.

Labor Market Institutions and the Effects of Financial Openness

By Qingyuan Du, Jun Nie and Shang-Jin Wei
November 26, 2019 | Research Working Paper
Developing countries may fail to benefit from capital account liberalization if their labor markets are rigid.

Risk-Shifting, Regulation, and Government Assistance

By Padma Sharma
November 26, 2019 | Research Working Paper
The elimination of bailouts during the savings and loan crisis in 1989 led thrift institutions to increase their composition of safe assets.
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