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Parliamentary Election Cycles and the Turkish Banking Sector

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  • Christopher F. Baum

    ()
    (Boston College
    DIW Berlin)

  • Mustafa Caglayan

    (University of Sheffield)

  • Oleksandr Talavera

    ()
    (University of East Anglia)

Abstract

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 find that there are meaningful differences in the structure of assets, liabilities and financial performance across different stages of the parliamentary election cycle. However, we find that government-owned banks operate similarly to both domestic and foreign-owned private sector banks before, during and after elections. Our estimates also show that government-owned banks underperform their domestic and foreign-owned private sector counterparts.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 705.

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Date of creation: 12 Feb 2009
Date of revision: 14 May 2010
Publication status: published, Journal of Banking and Finance, 34, 2709-2719, 2010.
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:705

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Keywords: elections; state banks; domestic banks; foreign-owned banks; loans; interest rate margin;

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