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Monetary policy and bank behavior: Empirical evidence from India

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  • Ghosh, Saibal

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The paper develops an empirical model to explore the role that bank characteristics play in influencing the monetary transmission process. Employing data on Indian commercial banks for the period 1992-2004, the findings indicate that for banks classified according to size and capitalization, a monetary contraction lowers bank lending, although large and well-capitalized banks are able to shield their loan portfolio from monetary shocks.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17395.

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Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Publication status: Published in Economic and Political Weekly 10.41(2006): pp. 853-856
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17395

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  1. Syden Mishi & Asrat Tsegaye, 2012. "The Role of Banks in Monetary Policy Transmission in South Africa," Working Papers 295, Economic Research Southern Africa.

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