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An Empirical Study on Liquidity and Bank Lending

  • Koray Alper
  • Timur Hulagu
  • Gursu Keles

In this study, by using a panel data of Turkish banks, we empirically analyze whether monetary policies that are able to manipulate liquidity positions of banks can affect bank lending. Our results suggest that bank specific liquidity is important in credit supply. Moreover, in determining their lending, banks consider not only their individual liquidity position but also the systemic liquidity. Hence, any monetary policy which can alter liquidity is potentially effective on credit supply.

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Paper provided by Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in its series Working Papers with number 1204.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:tcb:wpaper:1204
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