THE IMPACT OF MACROECONOMIC RISK ON COMMERCIAL BANK LENDING BEHAVIOUR IN BARBADOS

Author(s): BYNOE, RYAN; (2010)

Created 26 Jul, 2010
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This paper investigates the relationship between macroeconomic uncertainty and the allocation of commercial bank lending in Barbados. Using an empirical framework that describes the relationship between macroeconomic uncertainty and commercial bank portfolio holdings, it was found that there is a statistically significant negative relationship between macroeconomic uncertainty and the cross-sectional dispersion of the loan-to-asset ratios of commercial banks.

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