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Monetary policy, bank size and bank lending: Evidence from Australia


  • Liu, Luke


The transmission of monetary policy may hold the key to explaining the effects of policy on the economy. The objective of the study is to assess the importance of the bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Australia. In this paper, we found that the effectiveness of monetary policy varies with the size of the bank as well as the type of the loan. For different asset size and different kinds of loans, the effect of monetary policy is different. Thus, policy has distributional effects on bank loans that depend on asset size and industry in the economy.

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  • Liu, Luke, 2011. "Monetary policy, bank size and bank lending: Evidence from Australia," MPRA Paper 35033, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35033

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    Monetary policy; Bank lending; Bank size;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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