Interest rate liberalization and pass-through of monetary policy rate to bank lending rates in China

Jingya Li, Ming-Hua Liu
2019 Frontiers of Business Research in China  
We examine whether the effectiveness of the monetary policy rate transmission differs before and after interest rate liberalization in China using the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bound test and an error correction model (ECM). The results show that after liberalization the mark-up is lower, and both the long-run and shortrun interest rate pass-through has become faster and more complete. We attribute our findings to the ongoing reforms of China's banking system, which has improved the competitiveness of Chinese commercial banks.
doi:10.1186/s11782-019-0056-z fatcat:6wqn2hfxfbdzvag77stzd5sbv4