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The Role of Bank Loans and Deposits in the Monetary Transmission Mechanism In Malaysia

Kassim, Salina and A. Majid, M. Shabri (2009) The Role of Bank Loans and Deposits in the Monetary Transmission Mechanism In Malaysia. The International Journal of Banking and Finance, 6 (2). pp. 37-59. ISSN 1617-722

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This study attempts to determine the importance of the banking sector in the monetary transmission process in a developing economy.The study analyzes the Malaysian data focusing on three sample periods: the entire sample period (1989:01 2006:12); the pre-crisis period (1989:01-1996:12); and the post-crisis period (1999:01-2006:12). To achieve this objective, the study relies on two tests: first, the auto-regressive distributed lag (ARDL) model for the long-run relationship among the variables and second, the impulse response functions and variance decomposition analysis for the short-run relationship among the variables. The finding shows that both bank deposits and loans play crucial roles in the monetary transmission process in the economy, suggesting evidence for the money endogeneity theory of post-Keynesian economists. In particular, bank deposits and loans are shown to provide an important link from monetary policy to output. This underscores the importance of ensuring the soundness of banking system as a pre-requisite to economic stability in the absence of such market based tools as market-based actions on exchange rate or interest rates as monetary stabilisation tools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monetary transmission, Bank loans, Bank deposits, Auto-regressive distributed lag model; Impulse response functions, Variance decompositions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 03:18
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 03:18
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25069

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