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Banks competition, managerial efficiency and the interest rate pass-through in India

  • Jugnu Ansari


    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • Ashima Goyal


    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

If banks solve an inter-temporal problem under adverse selection and moral hazard, then bank specific factors, regulatory and supervisory features, market structure, and macroeconomic factors affect banks loan interest rates and their spread over deposit interest rates. To examine post financial-reform interest rate pass through for Indian banks after controlling for all these factors, we estimate the determinants of commercial banks loan pricing decisions, using dynamic panel methods. The several factors commercial banks consider, apart from the policy rate, limit policy pass through. More competition reduces policy pass-through but it can improve monetary transmission provided it improves managerial efficiency.

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Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India in its series Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers with number 2014-007.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2014-007
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