Monetary Transmission in Developing Countries: Evidence from India
69 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2016
Date Written: August 2016
We examine the strength of monetary transmission in India, using a conventional structural VAR methodology. We find that a tightening of monetary policy is associated with a significant increase in bank lending rates and conventional effects on the exchange rate, though pass-through to lending rates is only partial and exchange rate effects are weak. We could find no significant effects on real output or the inflation rate. Though the message for the effectiveness of monetary transmission in India is therefore mixed, our results for India are more favorable than is often found for other developing countries.
Keywords: Monetary transmission mechanism, India, Banks, Loans, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, Developing countries, Vector autoregression, Econometric models, monetary policy, bank lending, India
JEL Classification: E50, O11, O16
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