Asymmetric adjustment in the prime lending-deposit rate spread

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The hypothesis that bank lending rates adjust differently to rising versus declining market rates is empirically examined. This study applies threshold autoregressive and momentum threshold autoregressive models developed by Enders & Granger [Enders, W. & Granger, C. (1998). Unit root tests and asymmetric adjustment with an example using the term structure of interest rates. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 16, 304-311] and Enders and Siklos [Enders, W. & Siklos, P. (2001). Cointegration and threshold adjustment. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 19, 166-176] to the prime lending-deposit rate spread. Within the context of these models, this paper provides evidence of asymmetric adjustment in the spread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Financial Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric adjustment
  • Deposit rate
  • Prime lending rate
  • Spread

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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