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Credit Growth and Response to Capital Requirements: Evidence from Indian Public Sector Banks

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  • Abhiman Das

    (Reserve Bank of India)

  • Ashok K. Nag

    (Reserve Bank of India)

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This paper makes an attempt to assess the impact of imposition of uniform capital requirement norm on flow of credit to the business sector by the most important segment of the Indian banking sector, i.e., Indian public sector banks. A simple decomposition analysis of growth in assets portfolio as well as a model based analysis of credit growth for the Indian public sector banks corroborated that (a) in the post reform period, public sector banks did shift their portfolio in a way that reduce their capital requirements and (b) adoption of stricter risk management practice in respect of bank lending in the post reform period and its interplay with minimum capital requirements (regulatory pressure)have had a dampening effect on the overall credit supply.

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  • Abhiman Das & Ashok K. Nag, 2004. "Credit Growth and Response to Capital Requirements: Evidence from Indian Public Sector Banks," Industrial Organization 0411003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0411003
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 8. Published in 'Economic and Political Weekly' August 10, 2002
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    1. Sreejata Banerjee, 2012. "Basel I and Basel II Compliance: Issues for Banks in India," Working Papers 2012-068, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.

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