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The risk-taking channel of monetary policy in the US : Evidence from corporate loan data

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  • Delis, Manthos D.
  • Hasan, Iftekhar
  • Mylonidis, Nikolaos

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To study the presence of a risk-taking channel in the US, we build a comprehensive dataset from the syndicated corporate loan market and measure monetary policy using different measures, most notably Taylor (1993) and Romer and Romer (2004) residuals. We identify a negative relation between monetary policy rates and bank risk-taking, especially in the run up to the 2007 financial crisis. However, this effect is purely supply-side driven only when using Taylor residuals and an ex ante measure of bank risk-taking. Our results highlight the sensitivity of the potency of the risk-taking channel to the measures of monetary policy innovations.

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  • Delis, Manthos D. & Hasan, Iftekhar & Mylonidis, Nikolaos, 2017. "The risk-taking channel of monetary policy in the US : Evidence from corporate loan data," Research Discussion Papers 18/2017, Bank of Finland.
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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