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Do non-financial firms react to monetary policy actions as banks do?

  • Santiago Carbó Valverde

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    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada)

  • Rafael López del Paso

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    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada)

The theory of the bank lending channel indicates that financial institutions with larger size, higher capitalisation and higher liquidity present a greater capacity to maintain their levels of credit supply in a situation of monetary contraction. However, there is a paucity of (European) studies that analyse the bank lending channel from the non-financial firms’ perspective. This paper analyzes the impact of monetary policy actions on a large sample of Spanish firms. The empirical evidence for Spain shows that the impact of size, solvency and liquidity are similar for banks and non-financial firms.

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Paper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 05/03.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 22 May 2005
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Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:05/03
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