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Implications of bank ownership for the credit channel of monetary policy transmission: Evidence from India

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  • Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar
  • Dang, Vinh
  • Kutan, Ali M.

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Using bank-level data from India, we examine the impact of ownership on the reaction of banks to monetary policy, and also test whether the reaction of different types of banks to monetary policy changes is different in easy and tight policy regimes. Our results suggest that there are considerable differences in the reactions of different types of banks to monetary policy initiatives of the central bank, and that the bank lending channel of monetary policy is likely to be much more effective in a tight money period than in an easy money period. We also find differences in impact of monetary policy changes on less risky short-term and more risky medium-term lending. We discuss the policy implications of the findings.

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Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 9 (September)
Pages: 2418-2428

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Keywords: Bank ownership Credit channel of monetary policy Lending Monetary policy regimes India;

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  1. Perera, Anil & Ralston, Deborah & Wickramanayake, J., 2014. "Impact of off-balance sheet banking on the bank lending channel of monetary transmission: Evidence from South Asia," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 195-216.
  2. Hou, Xiaohui & Wang, Qing, 2013. "Implications of banking marketization for the lending channel of monetary policy transmission: Evidence from China," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 38(PB), pages 442-451.
  3. Macit, Fatih, 2012. "Who responds more to monetary policy, conventional banks or participation banks?," Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, Universidad ESAN, vol. 17(33), pages 10-14.

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