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Parliamentary election cycles and the Turkish banking sector

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  • Baum, Christopher F.
  • Caglayan, Mustafa
  • Talavera, Oleksandr

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This paper analyzes the effects of parliamentary election cycles on the Turkish banking system. Using annual bank-level data representing all banks in Turkey during 1963-2007, we present evidence of meaningful differences in the structure of bank assets, liabilities and financial performance across different stages of the parliamentary election cycle. However, we find that government-owned banks' behavior does not meaningfully differ from that of either domestic and foreign-owned private-sector banks before, during or after elections. Our estimates also show that government-owned banks underperform both domestic and foreign-owned private-sector counterparts.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2010)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 2709-2719

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Keywords: Elections State banks Domestic banks Foreign-owned banks Loans Interest rate margin;

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