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Credit transmission mechanism in Turkey: An empirical investigation

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  • Tarkan Çavusoglu

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The purpose of the study is to empirically test the presence of a bank lending channel in the Turkish economy. The empirical investigations are focused on the bank lending behaviour of 58 deposit money banks in the Turkish banking system over the period 1988-1999. The estimation methodology of the empirical analysis differs from that of similar studies in the literature, providing econometrically more efficient model estimates through exploiting dynamic panel data modelling with Generalized Method of Moments estimations. The results of the model estimations provide no evidence of a potential for a bank lending channel to exist in the Turkish economy. Such an outcome is reflected in the lack of a significant relationship between the change in the monetary policy indicator and the growth rate of the loan supply in the estimated models. Categorizing the loan supply responses of banks with respect to bank size differences has not provided any significant improvement in revealing the evidence of a bank lending channel. The empirical results indicate that bank lending behaviour is influenced significantly by bank specific factors, such as the balance sheet strength and the quality of the asset portfolio, and by debt sales to the banking system.

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  • 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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    1. Neslihan Turguttopbas, 2017. "Perspectives on Monetary Policy and Cost of Capital: Evidence from Turkey," Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, Central bank of Montenegro, vol. 6(2), pages 45-64.
    2. Varlik Serdar & Berument M. Hakan, 2016. "Credit channel and capital flows: a macroprudential policy tool? Evidence from Turkey," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 16(1), pages 145-170, January.
    3. Petya Koeva Brooks, 2007. "Does the Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Transmission Work in Turkey?," IMF Working Papers 07/272, International Monetary Fund.

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    Keywords

    Credit channel; bank lending channel; dynamic panel data; Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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