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Monetary Conditions and Banks’ Behaviour in the Czech Republic

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Adam Geršl Ph.D., Dorota Kowalczyk, Steven Ongena, José-Luis Peydró Alcalde
doc. PhDr. Ing. Ing. Petr Jakubík Ph.D. Ph.D., Dorota Kowalczyk, Steven Ongena, José-Luis Peydró Alcalde
Type: Articles in refereed journals
Year: 2012
Number: 0
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Published in: CNB WP 2/2012
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Keywords: Business cycle, credit risk, financial stability, lending standards, liquidity risk, monetary policy, policy interest rate, risk-taking
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Abstract: This paper examines the impact of monetary conditions on the risk-taking behaviour of banks in the Czech Republic by analysing the comprehensive credit register of the Czech National Bank. Our duration analysis indicates that expansionary monetary conditions promote risk-taking among banks. At the same time, a lower interest rate during the life of a loan reduces its riskiness. While seeking to assess the association between banks’ appetite for risk and the short-term interest rate we answer a set of questions related to the difference between higher liquidity versus credit risk and the effect of the policy rate conditioned on bank and borrower characteristics.

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