A Loan-Level Analysis of Bank Lending in Mexico
35 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2019
Date Written: July 31, 2019
We use loan-level data from the Mexican credit registry to study how bank-specific characteristics in influence credit supply. We explore how these characteristics affect the transmission of monetary policy and their role in building banks' resilience to external shocks. Then, we compare the response of the credit supply of foreign subsidiaries to that of domestic banks. Finally, we study the impact of other micro characteristics on the credit supply and their influence on the transmission of shocks. Our results highlight the importance of banks' strong balance sheets and stable sources of funding for the provision of credit in Mexico. In general, these characteristics shelter banks from shocks.
Keywords: credit registry, credit supply, bank-speci c characteristics, bank lending channel
JEL Classification: E44, E51, E52, E58, G21
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