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The interest rate pass-through of the Portuguese banking system: characterization and determinants

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  • Paula Antão

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Using micro level data, this work characterizes the interest rate pass-through in loan and deposit retail rates of the Portuguese banking system. It concludes that the long-run impact of a change in money market rates on loans is typically around one while it is smaller than one for deposits. Moreover, differences between the long run coefficients for the corporate and household sectors also emerge. Results on the speed of adjustment show that, in general, deposit interest rates adjust faster than loan interest rates. The determinants of the heterogeneous behavior of banks in terms of interest rates’decisions are also studied. Capital and liquidity characteristics of banks turn out to be non-significant while market share proves to contribute to a slower speed of adjustment in both loan and deposit interest rates.

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  • Paula Antão, 2009. "The interest rate pass-through of the Portuguese banking system: characterization and determinants," Working Papers w200905, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:ptu:wpaper:w200905
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    1. Michiel van Leuvensteijn & Christoffer Kok Sørensen & Jacob A. Bikker & Adrian A.R.J.M. van Rixtel, 2013. "Impact of bank competition on the interest rate pass-through in the euro area," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(11), pages 1359-1380, April.
    2. Mojon, Benoît & Valla, Natacha & de Bondt, Gabe, 2005. "Term structure and the sluggishness of retail bank interest rates in euro area countries," Working Paper Series 518, European Central Bank.
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects

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