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The Bank Lending Channel In Turkey: Effect of Capital Adequacy Ratio


  • Cihan Aktas
  • Bedri Kamil Onur Tas


This paper empirically analyzes the effect of monetary policy changes on loan supply of Turkish banks and presents the evidence that bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission mechanism is operating through the capital adequacy of Turkish banks. By using the CAR as an indicator of capital constraint we show that banks that do not have capital constraints respond more to monetary policy. Also, banks with different CAR react differently to monetary policy changes. We show that the asymmetric effect of CAR may help to explain the mixed results in the empirical literature about the bank lending channel.

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  • Cihan Aktas & Bedri Kamil Onur Tas, 2007. "The Bank Lending Channel In Turkey: Effect of Capital Adequacy Ratio," Journal of BRSA Banking and Financial Markets, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, vol. 1(1), pages 61-76.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdd:journl:v:1:y:2007:i:1:p:61-76

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    1. Kishan, Ruby P & Opiela, Timothy P, 2000. "Bank Size, Bank Capital, and the Bank Lending Channel," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 32(1), pages 121-141, February.
    2. Joe Peek & Eric S. Rosengren, 1995. "Bank lending and the transmission of monetary policy," Conference Series ; [Proceedings], Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, vol. 39, pages 47-79.
    3. Altunbas, Yener & Fazylov, Otabek & Molyneux, Philip, 2002. "Evidence on the bank lending channel in Europe," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(11), pages 2093-2110, November.
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    Monetary Transmission Mechanism; Bank Lending Channel; Capital Adequacy Ratio;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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