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Is There A Bank Lending Channel Of Monetary Policy In Selected Mena Countries? A Comparative Analysis

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  • ADEL BOUGHRARA

    () (Ecole Doctorale and Faculté de Droit et des Sciences, Économiques et Politiques de Sousse, University of Sousse, Cité Erriadh, 4023 Sousse, Tunisia)

  • SAMIR GHAZOUANI

    () (Laboratoire d'Économie et Finance Appliquées (LEFA) and Ecole Supérieure de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ESSAI), University of 7 November at Carthage, 6 Rue des métiers, 2035 Charguia II, Tunisia)

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This paper investigates whether or not there are differential effects of monetary policy across bank characteristics in some selected MENA countries namely Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia, to test for the presence of the bank lending channel (BLC). It uses a panel of micro bank balance sheet data from 1989 to 2007 to estimate the response of bank lending to changes in the monetary policy stance. The assumptions that the effect of a change in the monetary policy stance on a bank's lending activity depends on its capital, size, and on its liquidity base are tested. It has been found that the BLC is operative in almost all the countries. More specifically, the effects of bank characteristics in shaping the banks reaction to changes in the monetary policy are not uniform through the four countries.

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  • Adel Boughrara & Samir Ghazouani, 2010. "Is There A Bank Lending Channel Of Monetary Policy In Selected Mena Countries? A Comparative Analysis," Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 2(02), pages 251-282.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:medjxx:v:02:y:2010:i:02:n:s1793812010000253
    DOI: 10.1142/S1793812010000253
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