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

Osman Sayid Hassan Musse1, Abdelghani Echchabi2 and Hassanuddeen Abdul Aziz2
  • 1 Islamic Science University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2 Effat University, Saudi Arabia

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.

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Volume 7 No. 3, 2015, 101-105

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajebasp.2015.101.105

Submitted On: 28 May 2015 Published On: 11 August 2015

How to Cite: Musse, O. S. H., Echchabi, A. & Aziz, H. A. (2015). Fractional Reserve Banking and Price Stability: Evidence from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 7(3), 101-105. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajebasp.2015.101.105

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Keywords

  • Debt Creation
  • Fractional Reserve
  • Inflation
  • GCC