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The Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Transmission; Does it Work in Turkey?

  • Petya Koeva Brooks
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    Does the bank lending channel of monetary transmission work in Turkey? Using the May- June 2006 financial turbulence as an exogenous shock that prompted a significant tightening of monetary policy, this paper examines the loan supply response of Turkey's banks, depending on their balance sheet characteristics. The empirical results indicate that banks can play a role in Turkey's monetary transmission mechanism. Specifically, bank liquidity is found to have a significant effect on loan supply in Turkey. This suggests that the effect of monetary policy in Turkey can be propagated by the banking sector, depending on its liquidity position.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 07/272.

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    Date of creation: 01 Dec 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/272
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    1. Halil Ibrahim Aydin & Cafer Kaplan & Mehtap Kesriyeli & Erdal Ozmen & Cihan Yalcin & Serkan Yigit, 2006. "Corporate Sector Financial Structure in Turkey : A Descriptive Analysis," Working Papers 0607, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
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    6. Chmielewski, Tomasz, 2005. "Bank risks, risk preferences and lending," MPRA Paper 5131, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Jan 2006.
    7. Tarkan Çavusoglu, 2002. "Credit transmission mechanism in Turkey: An empirical investigation," ERC Working Papers 0203, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Mar 2002.
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