Regional inflation, banking integration and dollarization

Martin Brown, Ralph de Haas, V. Sokolov

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We exploit variation in consumer price inflation across seventy-one Russian regions to examine the relationship between the perceived stability of the domestic currency and financial dollarization. Our results show that regions with higher inflation experience an increase in the dollarization of household deposits and a decrease in the dollarization of loans. The impact of inflation on credit dollarization is weaker in regions with less integrated banking markets. This suggests that the currency-portfolio choices of households and firms are constrained by the asset-liability management of banks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2108
JournalReview of Finance
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


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