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Asymmetries in the bank lending channel of monetary policy in the United States

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  • Sapriza, Horacio
  • Temesvary, Judit

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We study the presence of asymmetries in the transmission of monetary policy in the United States. We find that the bank lending channel is stronger when the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy, particularly when the monetary policy stance is expansionary.

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  • Sapriza, Horacio & Temesvary, Judit, 2020. "Asymmetries in the bank lending channel of monetary policy in the United States," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 189(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:189:y:2020:i:c:s0165176520300604
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109050
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    Keywords

    Bank lending channel; Monetary policy transmission; Expansionary monetary policy stance;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services

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