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What Drives Credit Growth in Emerging Asia?

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  • Fei Han
  • Selim Elekdag
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    This paper seeks to uncover the main drivers of credit growth in emerging Asia using a multi-country structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) model. Taking a novel approach, we developed a two-block SVAR whereby shocks within blocks are identified using sign restrictions, whereas shocks across the blocks are identified using a recursive (block-) Cholesky structure. We find that domestic factors are more dominant than external factors in driving rapid credit growth in emerging Asia. This is particularly true for domestic monetary policy, which can play a pivotal role in terms of managing rapid credit growth in emerging Asia.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 12/43.

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    Length: 43
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/43

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    Keywords: Credit expansion; Economic models; Emerging markets; Flexible exchange rates; monetary policy; aggregate demand; domestic monetary policy; inflation; financial stability; monetary fund; monetary economics; monetary model; domestic aggregate demand; monetary response; monetary shocks; money supply; monetary disturbances; macroeconomic analysis; loose monetary policy; monetary research; monetary conditions; monetary policies; monetary stance; contractionary monetary policy; macroeconomic stability;

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    1. Gozgor, Giray, 2014. "Determinants of domestic credit levels in emerging markets: The role of external factors," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 18(C), pages 1-18.

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