EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Relationship between Financial Inclusion and Monetary Policy Transmission: The Case of Egypt

Marwa Elsherif ()
Additional contact information
Marwa Elsherif: Helwan University and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

No 9010737, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: Financial Inclusion is critical for the competitiveness, employment creation, and for raising incomes and reducing poverty. There is limited literature investigating the specific relationship between financial inclusion and monetary policy transmission. Central bank of Egypt (CBE) has launched three initiatives to support development and achievement of financial inclusion. They include an initiative to support financing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), another to support the tourism sector, in addition to a real estate financing initiative for medium- and low-income individuals. To explore the relationship between financial inclusion and monetary policy transmission in Egypt for the period of 2000 to 2017, it is proposed to use the principal component analysis (PCA) method to assign the weight of factors in financial inclusion index (by comprising selected indicators of financial development in a single index). And VECM approach to examine financial inclusion and monetary policy transmission, Granger Causality tests, and basic trend analyses, to explore empirically the relationship between financial inclusion indicators and monetary policy. The paper is arranged in sections. After the introduction, section II presents literature survey on links between financial inclusion and the goals of monetary policy, and presents stylized facts about financial inclusion in Egypt. Section III discusses the methodology of analysis. In section IV, results of econometric estimations are presented. Section V summarizes the paper with policy implications.

Keywords: Financial Inclusion; Monetary Policy; VECM; Granger Causality Test (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E52 G18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2019-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ara, nep-fle, nep-mac and nep-mon
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 45th International Academic Conference, London, Jun 2019, pages 63-87

Downloads: (external link)
https://iises.net/proceedings/iises-international- ... 90&iid=014&rid=10737 First version, 2019

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sek:iacpro:9010737

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Klara Cermakova ().

 
Page updated 2024-01-17
Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:9010737