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Development of a Functional Assessment Scale for Ambulatory Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michelle Eagle, Dr Anna Mayhew, Dr Eugen-Matthias Strehle


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The paper investigates how monetary policy shocks influence the composition of firms' external finance given that firms are heterogeneous. Heterogeneity stems from differences in the availability of internal funds and in the monitoring costs associated with bank finance. These costs are determined by the intensity of the lending relationship. By using a delegated monitoring approach it is found that bank loans serve as a substitute for internal funds if the lending relationship is sufficiently close. Moreover, banks with strong credit ties to their customers are not only able to protect borrowers from liquidity constraints following a monetary tightening but are even able to extend their business lending.

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Author(s): Scott E, Eagle M, Mayhew A, Freeman J, Main M, Sheehan J, Manzur A, Muntoni F, The North Star Clinical Network for Paediatric Neuromuscular Disease

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physiotherapy Research International

Year: 2012

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

Pages: 101-109

ISSN (print): 1358-2267

ISSN (electronic): 1471-2865

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


DOI: 10.1002/pri.520


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