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Monetary Policy and Bank Lending in China - Evidence from Loan-Level Data

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  • Dong He

    (Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research)

  • Honglin Wang

    (Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research)

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We investigate how monetary policy in a mixed financial system such as that of China, which is characterized by a juxtaposition of quantity- and price-based policy instruments and the co-existence of regulated and market-determined interest rates, affects bank lending. Using a newly constructed loan-level dataset, we find that loan rates but not loan size are affected by both the regulated and the market-determined interest rates and that loan size is instead affected by an implicit quota that is imposed on aggregate bank lending through window guidance. We interpret this finding to be evidence of credit rationing.

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Paper provided by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research in its series Working Papers with number 162013.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Keywords: Monetary Policy; Bank Lending; The People's Bank of China (PBC);

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  1. Dong He & Honglin Wang & Xiangrong Yu, 2014. "Interest Rate Determination in China: Past, Present, and Future," Working Papers 042014, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.

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