Wednesday, 28 September 2022
ARTICLE

Short and long-term Determinants of the Growth of Commercial Bank Deposits in an Emerging South Asian Economy:  Sri Lanka


ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine the main factors determining the growth of commercial bank deposits in Sri Lanka for the period 1999 - 2017.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The research uses micro and macro level data collected from purposive random basis. The autoregressive distributed lag approach used to determine the significant micro and macro factors of banks deposit growth.

Findings: The results show that bank steadiness, the productivity of the banking sector, the large supply of capital, economic growth and inflation are important long-term determinants of deposit growth. The findings additionally show that for bank deposit mobilization, only branch expansion and large money supply are important in the short term.

Originality / Value: This study divergent from the extant from the scope empirical studies that focus on the determinants of individual savings behavior in Sri Lanka. The research investigates distinctly how bank characteristics affect deposit growth in view of the short- and long-run time dimensions, thus offering a relatively groundbreaking effort arena.  

Research Limitations/Future Research Directions – This is based on only for a period of eighteen years and only few determinants have been used for the study due to data availability. However, this study can be extended by using other determents of bank deposits and considering a longer time horizon.

 

KEYWORDS
Commercial Banks, Deposit growth, Determinants, Long term, Short term


JEL CLASSIFICATION
C1, G2

 

Cite this article
D.L.M.N.K. Ariyasena (2021). Short and long-term Determinants of the Growth of Commercial Bank Deposits in an Emerging South Asian Economy:  Sri Lanka, South Asian Journal of Finance, 1(2), 148–159.