日時： 11月 25日（木 ）17:15～18:45
タイトル： Bank market competition and the quality of management forecasts
This study examines the relation between bank market competition and the quality of management forecasts. Using a sample of Japanese banks over the period 2007-2019, I find robust evidence that banks with higher competitive power are likely to issue more biased earnings forecasts. I furthermore explore the channels which drive this finding. I find that banks with higher competitive power are more likely to issue optimistic earnings forecasts and engage in risk-taking behaviors. Overall, these results are consistent with the view that strong competitive power encourages banks to increase risk-taking behaviors, thereby leading to more biased earnings forecasts.
Key words: management forecasts; bank market competition; optimism; risk-taking
JEL classification: G32, G34