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Bank Lending Channel during the Quantitative Monetary Easing Policy Period

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  • Hitoshi Inoue

    (Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP),Osaka University)

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    This paper investigates an existence of the bank lending channel during the quantitative monetary easing policy (QMEP) period, using panel data of Japanese banks' balance sheets. We find that growth rates of lending of smaller banks and healthier banks responded well to the QMEP. We also find that the growth rate of lending of an average bank responded to the QMEP significantly. These results imply that the bank lending channel existed during the QMEP period.

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    Paper provided by Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University in its series OSIPP Discussion Paper with number 09J004.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:osp:wpaper:09j004

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    Keywords: Monetary policy; Bank of Japan; base money; system GMM;

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