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Identifying the bank lending channel in a small open economy


  • Jui-Chuan Della Chang

    () (Department of Applied Economics, National Chiayi University)


This paper attempts to provide an alternative method of identifying the bank lending channel in a small open economy at the aggregate level, with emphasis on the degree of the asset substitutability. By testing the long-run relationships underlying a general equilibrium model, our results show that, in the Canadian economy, the bank lending channel plays a role during the financial regulatory period (1970:Q3-1988:Q1) but becomes ineffective during the deregulated period (1988:Q2-2006:Q2). Our findings confirm the prediction of the theory that change in Canadian financial structure matters for change in its transmission of monetary policy.

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  • Jui-Chuan Della Chang, 2013. "Identifying the bank lending channel in a small open economy," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(2), pages 1632-1640.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00367

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    Bank lending channel; Monetary policy; Small open economy;

    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates


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