An Empirical Investigation of Oil-Macro-Financial Linkages in Saudi Arabia

Author/Editor:

Ken Miyajima

Publication Date:

February 12, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Oil-macro-financial linkages in Saudi Arabia are analyzed by applying panel econometric frameworks (multivariate and vector autoregression) to maceoeconomic and bank-level balance sheet data for 9 banks spanning 1999–2014. Lower growth of oil prices and non-oil private sector output leads to slower credit and deposit growth and higher nonperforming loan ratios, with feedback loops within bank balance sheets which in turn dampens economic activity. U.S. interest rates are not found to be a key determinant.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/22

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 12, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498330329/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016022

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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