How Do Anticipated Changes to Short-Term Market Rates Influence Banks' Retail Interest Rates? Evidence from the Four Major Euro Area Economies

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleHow Do Anticipated Changes to Short-Term Market Rates Influence Banks' Retail Interest Rates? Evidence from the Four Major Euro Area Economies Author(S)ANINDYA BANERJEE (Author)
Abstract  In this paper, we argue that banks anticipate short-term market rates when setting interest rates on loans and deposits. In order to include anticipated rates in an empirical model, we use two methods to forecast market rates—a level, slope, curvature model, and a principal components model—before including them in a model of retail rate adjustment for four retail rates in four major euro area economies. Using both aggregate data and data from individual French banks, we find a significant role for forecasts of market rates in determining retail rates; alternative specifications with futures information yield comparable results. ...Paginationp 1375-1414
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsBanks and banking Economics
Journal TitleJournal of Money, Credit, and Banking  
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