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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)

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    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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    Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 1632-1640

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00367
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