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Bank Capital and Credit Supply in Ivory Coast: Evidence from an ARDLBounds Testing Approach

YAO Seraphin Prao and Kamalan Eugène
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YAO Seraphin Prao: Professor-Researcher at Alassane Ouattara University (Bouaké), Member of Laboratory of Analysis and Modeling of Economic Policies, B P V 18 01, Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Kamalan Eugène: Professor-Researcher at Alassane Ouattara University (Bouaké) / LAMP-Laboratory of Analysis and Modeling of Economic Policies, Bouaké, Ivory Coast

International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, 2018, vol. 4, issue 5, 99-106

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of bank minimum capital requirement on credit supply in Ivory Coast, over the period from 1982 to 2016. To this end, the ARDL method was used to study the nature of the relationship between our explanatory variables and bank credit supply in Ivory Coast. The study indicates some major results. The results showed that in the short term, real GDP per capita and bank size influence credit supply in Ivory Coast. Real GDP per capita acts negatively on credit supply in the short run while bank size has a positive influence on banks’ capacity to finance the economy. In the long run, the Cooke ratio and the openness rate have an impact on bank credit supply in Ivory Coast. The recovery of bank minimum capital requirements positively influences bank credit supply while the openness of the economy negatively impacts banks’ ability to offer bank credit. In terms of economic policies implications, monetary authorities must enforce and respect the policy of increasing bank minimum capital requirements. They must encourage banks to increase their banking assets.

Keywords: Capital; Credit supply; Impact; Cooke ratio; Bank capital; Bank. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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