Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

Other Title (Parallel Title in Other Language of ETD)


Year (A.D.)


Document Type

Independent Study

First Advisor

Roongkiat Ratanabanchuen


Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy (คณะพาณิชยศาสตร์และการบัญชี)

Department (if any)

Department of Banking and Finance (ภาควิชาการธนาคารและการเงิน)

Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Level

Master's Degree

Degree Discipline





This research investigates the effect of monetary policy on bank risk exposure and the role of banking market concentration in affecting their relationship by using the data of 11 commercial banks listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand at the quarterly frequency over the period of 2001-2019. The different measurements of bank risk exposure variables and monetary policy indicators given interest rate changes from the previous quarters, interest rate variations relative to their long-term trends, low interest rates and prolonged low interest rates are applied to secure the robustness in estimation results based on dynamic model namely the two-step system GMM estimator, while five variables of macroeconomic conditions and seven variables of bank-specific characteristics are controlled. Further, the focused explanatory variable of banking market concentration by asset size is incorporated as the interaction term with monetary policy indicators to study its effect on the relationship between monetary policy stance and bank risk exposure. Consistent with the previous literature, the main results of this study suggest that bank risk exposure increases when a monetary policy easing is implemented through not only lowering interest rates relative to the previous quarters and their long-term trends, but also low interest rates and the extended period of low interest rates. Though, such impacts on bank risk exposure during an expansionary monetary policy are mitigated by more concentration in banking market.



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