Cooperative banks: What do we know about competition and risk preferences?

Clark, Ephraim A., Mare, Davide and Radić, Nemanja (2018) Cooperative banks: What do we know about competition and risk preferences? Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 52 . pp. 90-101. ISSN 1042-4431 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.intfin.2017.09.008)

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In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis the discussion on preventive regulatory policies has generally overlooked the role of different business models and goals. Credit institutions with mutual objectives are a case in point that is the object of this study, which focuses on the relationship between competition and financial stability in European cooperative banking between 2006 and 2014. Our results show that there exists a hump-shaped relationship between market power and stability, particularly in the loan market. Interestingly, we also find that, diversification in assets and liabilities significantly increases cooperative banks’ solvency.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Accounting and Finance
Item ID: 22642
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Depositing User: Nemanja Radic
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 13:54
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:18

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