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Political patronage in Ukranian banking

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  • Christopher F. Baum

    ()
    (Boston College
    DIW Berlin)

  • Mustafa Caglayan

    (University of Sheffield)

  • Dorothea Schäfer

    ()
    (DIW Berlin)

  • Oleksandr Talavera

    ()
    (DIW Berlin)

Abstract

This paper empirically investigates the link between political patronage and bank performance for Ukraine during 2003Q3-2005Q2. We find significant differences between politically affiliated and non-affiliated banks. The data suggest that affiliated banks have significantly lower interest margins. The gap between affiliated banks' and non-affiliated banks' capitalization ratios, is narrowing over time. Parliamentary deputies might use financial institutions to achieve political goals which reduces their banks' performance.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 657.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 14 Feb 2007
Date of revision: 13 Feb 2008
Publication status: published, Economics of Transition, 16(3), 2008, 537-557; earlier version published (in German) as "Ukrainische Banken: Politische Patronage von Bedeutung", Wochenbericht Nr. 23/2007, DIW Berlin, pp. 367-371.
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:657

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  1. Christopher F. Baum & Mustafa Caglayan & Oleksandr Talavera, 2010. "Parliamentary Election Cycles and the Turkish Banking Sector," University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Paper Series 002, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK..
  2. Muzaffarjon Ahunov & Leo Van Hove & Marc Jegers, 2013. "Selection and hidden bias in cross-border bank acquisitions: Ukraine’s takeover wave," Working Papers 162, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Office of the Chief Economist.
  3. Talavera, Oleksandr & Tsapin, Andriy & Zholud, Oleksandr, 2012. "Macroeconomic uncertainty and bank lending: The case of Ukraine," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 279-293.
  4. Muravyev, Alexander & Bilyk, Olga & Grechaniuk, Bogdana, 2009. "Firm Performance and Managerial Turnover: The Case of Ukraine," MPRA Paper 13685, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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