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Tennant, David
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Macroeconomic and market determinants of banking sector interest rate spreads: Empirical evidence from low and middle income countries
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8th Annual Conference Crisis, Chaos and Change: Caribbean Development Challenges in the 21st Century
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March 26-28, 2007
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Trinidad and Tobago
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http:; sta.uwi.edu/conferences/salises/documents/Tennant%20%20D.pdf
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Abstract
This paper contributes to the literature on the determinants of interest rate spreads by using actual loan and deposit interest rate data to examine the macroeconomic and marketspecific determinants of banking sector spreads in middle and low income countries. Numerous variables exogenous to the operations of commercial banks have been widely touted in academic literature and popular discourse to be important factors causing the typically high spreads in developing countries. This paper has tested such claims using panel data econometric techniques, allowing for more focused attention on the variables most likely to impact on spreads. Results are also examined to ascertain whether the determinants of spreads vary across regional groupings of countries.....
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