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Profits persistence and ownership: evidence from the Italian banking sector

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  • Mariarosaria Agostino
  • Leone Leonida
  • Francesco Trivieri

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The hypothesis that ownership structure affects persistence of profits in the Italian banking industry is tested. The time-invariant components of ROA and ROE are regressed against ownership concentration and the fraction of shares held by the major shareholders. The results show that abnormal profits increase if ownership is concentrated in foundations and banks, and decrease if market forces are allowed to operate.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 37 (2005)
Issue (Month): 14 ()
Pages: 1615-1621

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Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:37:y:2005:i:14:p:1615-1621

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  1. Krzysztof Jackowicz & Oskar Kowalewski & Łukasz Kozłowski, 2011. "The Short and Long Term Performance Persistence in the Central European Banking Industry," Contemporary Economics, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, vol. 5(4), December.
  2. John Goddard & Hong Liu & Phil Molyneux & John O.S. Wilson, 2010. "The Persistence of Bank Profit," Working Papers 10002, Bangor Business School, Prifysgol Bangor University (Cymru / Wales).
  3. Alper Aslan & Kemal Koksal & Oguz Ocal, 2011. "Competitive Environment Hypothesis in Turkish Banking System," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 1(2), pages 74-77, June.
  4. Krzysztof Jackowicz, 2009. "Determinants of winning and losing persistence in the Polish banking sector," Bank i Kredyt, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute, vol. 40(3), pages 5-23.

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