Effects of Bank Characteristics on Transmission of Monetary Policy Through Bank Lending Channel in Vietnam
NGUYỄN PHÚC CẢNH & NGUYỄN QUỐC ANH & NGUYỄN HỒNG QUÂN
Credits from commercial banks influence various economic components, such as investment and consumption of durables and changes in monetary policy and therefore, affect the economy through supply of credits by commercial banks. This paper explores transmission of monetary policy through commercial bank lending channel in Vietnam in 2003-2012 by examining reaction of each bank to changes in monetary policy. Authors use the GMM (generalized method of moments) for panel data gathered from financial statements of commercial banks in 2003-2012. Results show that GMM helps detect the existence of bank lending channel in the transmission mechanism in Vietnam, and bank characteristics relating to equity capital, liquidity assets and risk degrees affect their flexibility when responding to changes in monetary policy in the surveyed period.
Monetary Policy; Transmission; Credit; Bank Characteristics.