American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Fractional Reserve Banking and Price Stability: Evidence from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

Osman Sayid Hassan Musse, Abdelghani Echchabi and Hassanuddeen Abdul Aziz

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2015.101.105

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 101-105

Abstract

This study aims at investigating the possible influence of the current money creation process applied by the commercial banks through the fractional reserve system on the overall prices stability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The study uses yearly data spanning from 2008 through 2013 for Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and applies panel regression analysis based on the pooled data set. The results indicate that neither outstanding deposits nor outstanding loans have a significant influence on general price levels.

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© 2015 Osman Sayid Hassan Musse, Abdelghani Echchabi and Hassanuddeen Abdul Aziz. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.