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The bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission: evidence from an emerging aarket, India

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  • Saumitra, Bhaduri
  • Toto, Goyal

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This study analyzes the monetary policy transmission in India with the help of bank lending channel hypothesis. We test the shift in loan supply emanating from the changes in the prime policy rate used by the Reserve Bank of India. Using yearly bank balance sheet data from 1996 to 2007, the paper provides evidence of an operational BLC in India. Further, segregating banks by asset size and liquidity, we find that small, illiquid banks are more affected by policy changes, and the effect is more pronounced in areas of non-priority sector lending. Finally, the domestically owned banks are more sensitive to policy rate changes vis-à-vis foreign banks.

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  • Saumitra, Bhaduri & Toto, Goyal, 2012. "The bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission: evidence from an emerging aarket, India," MPRA Paper 37997, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Sasidaran Gopalan & Ramikishen S. Rajan, 2015. "Does Foreign Bank Entry Affect Monetary Policy Effectiveness?: Exploring the Interest Rate Pass-Through Channel," HKUST IEMS Working Paper Series 2015-06, HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, revised Feb 2015.
    2. Sarkar Sanjukta & Sensarma Rudra, 2017. "Risk Taking Channel of Monetary Policy: A Review of the Evidence and Some Preliminary Results for India," Working papers 250, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

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    Bnak lending Channel India;

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    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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