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The role of banks in monetary policy transmission: Empirical evidence from Russia

  • Juurikkala, Tuuli

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    (BOFIT)

  • Solanko, Laura

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    (BOFIT)

  • Karas, Alexei

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    (BOFIT)

This paper focuses on the role of the banking sector in monetary policy transmission in an emerging economy with a rapidly developing financial system. Specifically, we exam whether the central bank's monetary policy stance affects banks' lending behaviour. Based on a comprehensive quarterly dataset on all Russian banks from 1Q1999 to 1Q2007, we find evidence for the existence of a bank lending channel in Russia. Contrary to several studies on developed economies, the level of a bank's capitalization matters for the transmission process. Better capitalized banks are less likely to adjust their lending practices following a change in the monetary policy stance.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 8/2009.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 06 Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2009_008
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