Financial development and the bank lending channel in developing countries

Abstract: This article analyses how financial development affects the bank lending channel in developing countries. Our analysis is carried out on a sample of 693 commercial banks from 31 developing countries between 2000 and 2012. We find that the loan supply of banks that operate in countries with less developed financial systems is not affected by monetary policy changes. In countries with more developed financial systems, the bank lending channel is effective, but only after the financial crisis. Moreover, in these countries, the negative effect of monetary policy contractions on bank lending is greater when financial development rises.

 Fuente: Journal of macroeconomics, Volume 55, March 2018, Pages 215-234

Editorial: Elsevier BV

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2018

Nº de páginas: 20

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmacro.2017.10.009

ISSN: 0164-0704,1873-152X

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2017.10.009