Professor Dr. Tobias Berg

Professor Dr. Tobias Berg
Aktuelle Position

seit 2/16

Forschungsprofessor

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 8/16

Associate Professor für Finance

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Kreditvergabe
  • Bankenregulierung
  • realwirtschaftliche Auswirkungen von Finanzintermediären

Tobias Berg ist seit Februar 2016 Forschungsprofessor am IWH. Sein Forschungsschwerpunkt liegt im Bereich der Finanzintermediation mit einem Fokus auf Kreditvergabe, Bankenregulierung sowie realwirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen von Finanzintermediären.

Tobias Berg ist Associate Professor für Finance an der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Publikationen

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Credit Supply Shocks: Financing Real Growth or Takeovers?

Tobias Berg Daniel Streitz Michael Wedow

in: Review of Corporate Finance Studies, im Erscheinen

Abstract

How do firms invest when financial constraints are relaxed? We document that firms affected by a large positive credit supply shock predominantly increase borrowing for transaction-based purposes. These treated firms have larger asset and employment growth rates; however, growth entirely stems from the increased takeover activity. Announcement returns indicate a low quality of the credit-supply-induced takeover activity. These results offer the possibility that credit-driven growth can simply reflect redistribution, rather than net gains in assets or employment.

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Spillover Effects in Empirical Corporate Finance

Tobias Berg Markus Reisinger Daniel Streitz

in: Journal of Financial Economics, Nr. 3, 2021

Abstract

Despite their importance, the discussion of spillover effects in empirical research often misses the rigor dedicated to endogeneity concerns. We analyze a broad set of workhorse models of firm interactions and show that spillovers naturally arise in many corporate finance settings. This has important implications for the estimation of treatment effects: i) even with random treatment, spillovers lead to a complicated bias, ii) fixed effects can exacerbate the spillover-induced bias. We propose simple diagnostic tools for empirical researchers and illustrate our guidance in an application.

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Mind the Gap: The Difference Between U.S. and European Loan Rates

Tobias Berg Anthony Saunders Sascha Steffen Daniel Streitz

in: Review of Financial Studies, Nr. 3, 2017

Abstract

We analyze pricing differences between U.S. and European syndicated loans over the 1992–2014 period. We explicitly distinguish credit lines from term loans. For credit lines, U.S. borrowers pay significantly higher spreads, but lower fees, resulting in similar total costs of borrowing in both markets. Credit line usage is more cyclical in the United States, which provides a rationale for the pricing structure difference. For term loans, we analyze the channels of the cross-country loan price differential and document the importance of: the composition of term loan borrowers and the loan supply by institutional investors and foreign banks.

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