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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|13690||2013||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Review of Financial Economics, Volume 22, Issue 4, November 2013, Pages 146–157
This paper analyses the extent to which the level of bank competition influences monetary policy transmission. Using a large panel dataset of 978 banks from 55 countries, and employing the Lerner index model as a measure of market structure, our results show that an increase in banking sector competition weakens the effectiveness of monetary policy on bank lending. The findings are robust to a broad array of sensitivity checks including control of alternative measurements of the Lerner index, different samples and different methodological specifications. By extension, these results have important policy implications for regulators in assessing the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission mechanisms.
The objective of any economic policy according to Friedman (2008) is to advance the economic well-being of a nation's citizens and to strengthen the institutions through which they interact to achieve this welfare. Some of these institutions are financial intermediaries which firms as well as households rely on to finance their projects. The key objective of this paper is to examine the role of bank market structure in monetary policy transmission as well as the effect of monetary policy on bank lending.1 The standard view of a transmission mechanism focuses on the effect of monetary policy on interest rates and through interest rates on lending and credit. According to this standard view as explained through the interest rate channel, a change in the monetary policy stance affects long-term interest rates and the exchange rate, and this alters relative prices in the economy, the price of future consumption and investment relative to the price of present consumption, and the prices of foreign goods in terms of domestic goods (Bean, Larsen, & Nikolov, 2002).2 In contrast, the bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission focuses not only on the impact of monetary policy on demand for loans, but more important on the supply of loans. However, to support the existence of a lending channel, there is a need for evidence that monetary policy tightening causes a shift in the supply of loans and that there are certain categories of borrowers who depend on bank loans for their finances. Studies on the bank lending channel, either country specific or cross-country, have centred on identifying its existence, on gauging its potency and its overall importance, on identifying shifts in loan demand from shifts in loan supply, and on types and distributional effects.3 Little attention has been given to the effect of banking structure on the response of bank lending to monetary policy. The argument in support of the banking structure-lending channel hypothesis is that monetary policy not only affects bank reserves either through open market operations or reserve requirements, but also impacts on marginal cost through interest rates paid on bank liabilities. Moreover, banking market structure is important as the degree of market power determines how banks' marginal cost shocks could be passed to prices and lending. Vanhoose (1985) shows that monetary policy designed to target an interest rate automatically impacts on the monetary aggregate as a result of changes in bank market structure. Thus, proper understanding of the industrial organisation of local financial markets is necessary for a detailed analysis of monetary transmission mechanisms. From an empirical point of view, studies which examine the relationships between the level of competition and the effect of monetary policy on bank lending are those of Adams and Amel (2005), Gunji, Miura, and Yuan (2009) and Olivero, Li, and Jeon (2011). Adams and Amel (2005) use US data to investigate the impact of local bank concentration on monetary policy transmission and find that the impact of monetary policy on loan originations is weaker in more concentrated markets. Gunji et al. (2009) and Olivero et al. (2011) test the impact of H-statistic (competition measurement) on the transmission of monetary policy and their results show that increased competition in the banking industry leads to a smaller policy effect on bank lending. However, the concentration ratio does not necessarily measure the level of competition ( Claessens & Laeven, 2004) and it cannot be used to explain differences in market structure. Secondly, H-statistic is seen as an aggregate phenomenon emanating from the collective interaction of a set of market participants. In contrast, Lerner index is an individual phenomenon which results from the behavioural pricing strategy of a particular bank ( Gutierrez de Rozas, 2007). 4 Finally, the use of aggregate data that rely on the short-term responses of bank lending may not be very informative in view of the fact that banks may be prevented from quickly adjusting their stock of loans following a monetary policy shock, due to loan commitments ( Brissimis & Delis, 2009). It is well established in the new empirical industrial organisation literature that, there is a relationship between market structure and interest rates charged on loans and deposits. Using for example the structural-conduct-performance hypothesis, studies reveal that in a market where banks are concentrated, lending reduces as a result of high lending rates. Also, deposit rates decline where a bank has excessive market power in a deposit market (Berlin and Mester, 1999, Black and Strahan, 2002 and Kahn et al., 2005).5 Also, due to innovation in the financial system, variables such as bank size, liquidity and equity may not be enough to assess banks' ability to provide additional loans (Altunbas, Gambacorta, & Marques-Ibanez, 2010). The aim of this paper is to blend the above research with that of a study on monetary policy transmission. Apart from an extension in the scope of the current literature, this paper also makes the following three important contributions regarding developing and emerging economies: First, a Lerner index is constructed as a proxy for bank market power and then we test the sensitivity of loan growth to core deposits and market power on bank loan growth.6 This enables us to investigate whether banks with a high degree of market power are constrained by the availability of loanable funds which is a necessary condition for the existence of a bank lending channel (Jayaratne & Morgan, 2000). Second, the Lerner index is interacted with the monetary policy stance to examine the impact of bank market structure on monetary policy transmission. Specifically, bank loan growth is regressed on the Lerner index, the stance of monetary policy and the interactions between these variables. The third contribution emanates from the use of 978 individual banks' balance sheet data across 55 developing countries for the period 2000–2007. Favero, Giavazzi, and Flabi (1999) indicate that microeconomic data makes it possible for one to identify the presence of a credit channel. Analysing the implication of the degree of bank market power for loan supply and monetary policy transmission is important as the changes in developing countries' bank market structure, ever increasing liberalization of the financial sector, and the emergence of financial innovation in these markets could have changed the perception and the risk pricing behaviour of banks. In addition, traditional bank-specific variables may not provide an accurate assessment of banks' capacity, ability and willingness to grant additional loans. Our results show that a decline in the level of competition increases the response of bank lending to monetary policy stance, providing evidence in support of a stronger relationship between market imperfection and the effectiveness of the monetary policy instrument. The overall implication of this finding is that bank market structure needs to be considered in addition to the traditional bank-specific indicators in assessing banks' ability to finance economic activities. The theoretical principles underlying the bank lending channel posit the effect of monetary policy on the real economy through direct impact on the supply of bank loans. The mechanism is that, tightening of monetary policy shrinks banks' reserves and reduces banks' access to loanable funds and credit (Lensink & Sterken, 2002). The lending channel according to Bernanke and Blinder (1988) and Kashyap and Stein (1995) operates on certain premises: bank loans and publicly issued bonds are imperfect substitutes for firms and that capital structure matters for such firms since they cannot offset a decline in the supply of loans by financing their investment with external borrowings. The other condition is that bonds and loans are not perfect substitutes for banks and that, the central bank must be able to alter the quantity of reserves available to banks in order to influence the supply of loans. This condition is key in that, banks must not be able to completely insulate their lending activities from the shocks to reserves, either by switching from deposits to non-reservable sources of finance such as certificate of deposits (CDs), commercial paper or equity (Bernanke & Blinder, 1988). The implication of a bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission is that, it has distributional effects on varying levels of bank characteristics with small, illiquid and less capitalised banks most affected. However, some studies have cast doubt on the existence and implications of the bank lending channel. Romer and Romer (1990) argue that, large multinational firms and private banks may neutralise the effects of a monetary contraction by replacing a decrease in bank loans and reserves with other forms of funds by issuing equity and CDs respectively. Disyatat (2010) contends that the importance placed on policy-induced changes in deposits is misplaced and that the lending channel works through the effect of monetary policy on banks' balance sheet strength and risk perception. Given the lack of consensus on theories underlying the relevance of the lending channel, empirical studies provide evidence on the existence, relevance, distribution and implication of a bank lending channel. Empirical studies in the US show that a bank lending channel exists and that the transmission is through bank size (Kashyap & Stein, 1995); bank size and liquidity (Kashyap & Stein, 2000) and bank size and the level of capital (Kishan & Opiela, 2000). However, recent studies suggest that the bank lending channel within the US is declining in strength (Ashcraft, 2006; Loutskina & Strahan, 2009). On cross-country studies (mainly in continental Europe), there are mixed results on distributional effects of monetary policy. Altunbas, Fazylove, and Molyneux (2002) find that the capitalization level and size of the bank affect a bank's reaction to monetary policy change in the Euro area. Ehrmann, Gambacorta, Mart´ınez-Pag´es, Sevestre, and Worms (2003) show that apart from bank liquidity, neither capital nor size plays a role in distinguishing bank lending in the Euro area countries. Brissimis and Delis (2009) who use bank panel data for six OECD countries find no significant evidence supporting the distributional effect of the bank lending channel. Though these studies examine the effects of monetary policy changes on bank lending, no attempt has been made to control for differences in banking markets and bank risk condition that have been shown to affect bank lending. Again, the literature drawing on industrial organisation has shown that banks in more concentrated markets tend to adjust prices less completely in response to changes in input costs than banks in more competitive markets (Berger and Hannan, 1989, Black and Strahan, 2002 and Kahn et al., 2005). Though monetary policy affects marginal cost through interest rates paid on bank liabilities, there exists a thin literature directly analysing the relationship between the bank lending channel and the level of competition. Similarly, no consensus has been reached in the literature on how the measurement of market structure affects the bank lending channel.7 Our paper contends that monetary policy shifts bank marginal costs by influencing the interest rates that banks pay at the margin for loanable funds and that the effect of monetary policy depends on the competitive environments in which banks operate. The remainder of this paper is organised as follows; Section (2) discusses the research methodology, the measurement of key variables used in the study, as well as data and descriptive statistics, Section (3) discusses the regression results and robustness tests and finally, Section (4) concludes.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the existence and importance of the relationship between bank market structure and bank lending channel for monetary policy transmission. The study is conducted in the context of emerging and developing economies. Two stage procedures are used: first is the construction of a Lerner index as a proxy for the degree of bank market power and second is to use the result to test its relationship with loan growth and the growth of core deposits. This is to investigate whether banks with market power are constrained by the availability of loanable funds which is a necessary condition for the existence of a bank lending channel. The findings are consistent in that the Lerner index interaction with deposits is negative and significant implying that developing country banks with market power are less sensitive to core deposits. Given these results, we investigate the effect of annual bank loan growth on bank market structure, on monetary policy stance and on the interactions between the degree of market power and monetary policy shocks. We find that the coefficient of the interaction term is significantly negative in all the estimations demonstrating the effect of the choice of monetary policy indicator on loan growth rates of banks. The core result is that banks in developing markets with a high degree of market power are less sensitive to changes in monetary shocks to supply loans. In less competitive banking environments, the effectiveness of monetary policy stance on the supply of loans is 12.40 times more than for larger banks and 1.87 times more than for liquid banks in mitigating the adverse effects of monetary policy shocks. In other words, in tightening monetary policy indicators, the authorities in developing countries will succeed in reducing the supply of bank loans if the banking environment is less competitive. Several variations are made to the model in order to test its robustness. This includes regional groupings, the alternative construction of Lerner index (funding-adjusted version), the model specifications and different estimation techniques. The results are similar to the canonical model and thus provide empirical evidence in support of the argument that bank market structure and the risk conditions influence the effect of the monetary policy transmission mechanism. Finally, this paper makes recommendations for policy makers: as the paper highlights the significance of the need for effective institutional and regulatory frameworks that can resolve and offset the negative consequences of further increases in bank market power on the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission through the bank lending channel. These regulatory and institutional measures are needed to deal with the effects of the current crisis on financial development as well as economic growth. Appendix A. Pair-wise correlation coefficient between selected variables Pair-wise correlation coefficient estimated on a sample of 978 banks across 55 countries during the period 2000–2007. * implies significant at 5% or more. Loan to assets ratio is used as a measure of bank loan portfolio. Securities are calculated as total securities divided by total assets and deposits to liabilities measures proportion of bank total deposit to total liabilities. Size is the natural log of total assets. Equity ratio measures the capitalization level of selected banks and liquidity is calculated as total liquid assets divided by total assets. Internal fund is the funds generated internally and measured as the sum of net profit before extraordinary items and loan loss provisions relative to bank loans at the end of the period. The degree of market power is proxied by the Lerner Index with the higher scores indicating a higher degree of pricing power. Z-score is defined as: Z = (ROA + E/TA)/σ(ROA), where ROA is the rate of return on assets, and E/TA is the total equity to total assets. Bad loans are the ratio of total non-performing loans to total loans. Short-term interest rate is included to capture the stance of monetary policy. The GDP growth accounts for the differences in economic development across countries. Inflation is the rate of inflation based on the CPI.