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The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados, Laura Valderrama, Wendell Samuel

Abstract
The paper analyzes the determinants of banking spreads in Barbados, with a view to identifying the role of the monetary policy regime in explaining high spreads. The paper finds that interest rate spreads for Barbados are higher than would be suggested by its macroeconomic performance. Banking concentration and bank-specific variables, including bank size and provisions for nonperforming loans, do not have an important role in explaining variations in bank spreads. Rather, it appears that monetary policy variables, such as reserve requirements and capital controls, are the most important determinants of spreads
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. STYLIZED FACTS""; ""III. LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE DETERMINATION OF SPREADS""; ""IV. BANK SPREADS AND MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE""; ""V. BANK SPREADS IN THE CARIBBEAN: SOME PRELIMINARY EMPIRICS""; ""VI. ECONOMETRIC ESTIMATION OF BANK SPREADS IN THE CARIBBEAN""; ""VII. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""DATA SOURCES AND DESCRIPTION""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"September 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (26 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786613831095

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