The Basel Capital Requirement, Lending Interest Rate and Aggregate Economic Growth: An Empirical Study of Vietnam

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute (ADB) | Published Date: January, 18 , 2019

This paper investigates the effects of the Basel II capital requirement implementation in Viet Nam on the bank lending rate and national output. The paper provides a theoretical framework as well as empirical model by developing a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) over the period 2018 to 2016 by employing three groups of indicators (macroeconomics, banking, and monetary). The main finding of the paper is that at the bank level, a tightening of regulatory capital requirements does not induce a higher lending rate in the long run. Also, changes in micro-prudential capital requirements on banks have statistically significant spill overs on the GDP growth rate in the short term; yet, their effects significantly lessen over a longer period.

Author(s): Nguyet Thi Minh Phi, Hanh Thi Hong Hoang, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Naoyuki Yoshino | Posted on: Jan 28, 2019 | Views() | Download (38)

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