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The performance of foreign-owned banks in host country economies

Author(s): prof. PhDr. Petr Teplý Ph.D., Dr. David Tripe (Massey University, New Zealand)
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2015
Number: 0
Published in: Prague Economic Papers, Czech Republic
Publishing place: Prague, Czech Republic
Keywords: banks and banking, bank performance measurement, fixed effects model, foreign ownership, generalized method of moments
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Suggested Citation: Fišerová, T., Teplý, P., Tripe, D. (2015), “The Performance of Foreign-Owned Banks in Host Country Economies.“ Prague Economic Papers, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 538–561. DOI: 10.18267/j.pep.527
Grants: GACR 14-02108S The nexus between sovereign and bank crises VŠE IP100040
Abstract: The paper deals with the phenomenon of foreign bank ownership, which is prevalent in the countries of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European region as well as in New Zealand. Using a sample of 17 countries and filtering out more than 140 domestically operating foreign-owned banks, we examine the determinants of their performance in relation to host country conditions over the period of seven years between 2005 and 2011. Based on our knowledge, we use the largest data set in this respect compared to other researchers. Using system GMM and fixed effects models, we reveal that macroeconomic fundamentals of the host country affect the foreign-owned banks’ performance but do not suffice in explaining it fully. This result points out that sound banks with higher operational efficiency operating in growing economies with low inflation rate tend to perform better than their peers.
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