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Record number 558283
Title Bank Regulation, the Quality of Institutions, and Banking Risk in Emerging and Developing Countries : An Empirical Analysis
Author(s) Klomp, Jeroen; Haan, Jakob De
Source Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 50 (2014)6. - ISSN 1540-496X - p. 19 - 40.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/1540496X.2014.1013874
Department(s) Development Economics
WIMEK
WASS
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) bank regulation - banking risk - institutional quality - supervision
Abstract

Using data for 371 banks from nonindustrial countries for the period 2002-8, we examine the effect of bank regulation and supervision on banking risk. Our main findings suggest that stricter regulation and supervision reduces banking risk. Notably, capital regulations and supervisory control reduce bank riskiness. Liquidity regulation and activities restrictions also restrain banking risk but only when there is a high level of institutional quality. Finally, we find that the effect of regulation and supervision also depends on the level of development.

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