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Evidence of Bank Lending Channel for Argentina and Colombia

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  • José Gómez González

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  • Fernando Grosz

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In this paper we find empirical evidence of bank lending channel for Colombia and Argentina. As for Argentina, we do not find evidence that changes in the interbank interest rate affect the growth rate of total loans directly. However, it does indirectly through interactions: the interbank interest rate affects the loan supply through its interactions with capitalization and liquidity. As for Colombia, there is direct bank lending channel, which is reinforced through interactions with capitalization and liquidity. Also, using a panel data of more than 3300 firms, we provide additional support to the existence of a bank lending channel for Colombia.

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  • José Gómez González & Fernando Grosz, 2006. "Evidence of Bank Lending Channel for Argentina and Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 002649, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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    1. José E. Gómez González & Paola Morales Acevedo, 2009. "Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Policy: Evidence for Colombia, Using a Firms´ Panel," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 005219, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    2. James L. Butkiewicz & Zeliha Ozdogan, 2013. "Financial crisis, monetary policy reform and the monetary transmission mechanism in Turkey," Working Papers 13-08, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
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    6. Carolina Ortega Londoño, 2018. "Transmission of Monetary Policy and Bank Heterogeneity in Colombia," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 016792, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT.
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    9. Muhamed Zulkhibri, 2013. "Bank-characteristics, lending channel and monetary policy in emerging markets: bank-level evidence from Malaysia," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(5), pages 347-362, March.

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    Keywords

    Monetary Transmission; Bank Lending Channel; Argentina; Colombia;

    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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