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Bank lending in Germany and the UK: are there differences between a bank-based and a market-based country?

  • Sylvia Kaufmann

    (Economic Studies Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna, Austria)

  • Maria Teresa Valderrama

    (Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna, Austria)

We estimate Markov switching vector autoregressive systems for loans to firms and loans to households to investigate their relationship to interest rates and investment and consumption, respectively. We find evidence for different reactions of lending to shocks in real variables and interest rates across regimes both within countries and across countries for a given regime. We find evidence for a procyclical effect of lending during specific growth periods in both countries. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Finance & Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 266-279

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