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Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

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  • Richard Podpiera

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We explore the relationship between banking sector performance and the quality of regulation and supervision as measured by compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP). Using BCP assessment results for 65 countries and 1998-2002 panel data for other variables, we find a significant positive impact of higher compliance with BCP on banking sector performance, as measured by nonperforming loans and net interest margin, after controlling for the level of development of the economy and the financial system and macroeconomic and structural factors.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 04/204.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/204

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Keywords: Basel Core Principles; Banking; Interest rates on loans; Economic models; net interest margin; banking sector; heteroscedasticity; banking supervision; correlation; standard errors; banking system; bank regulation; measurement error; instrumental variables; autocorrelation; statistic; nonperforming loan; bank regulations; consolidated supervision; cross-country variation; banking regulation; banking sector development; statistics; independent variable; instrumental variable; explanatory power; bank interest margins; independent variables; bank asset quality; sample selection; missing data; bank activity; bank interest; banking operations; capital adequacy; bank performance; bank asset; internal control; probability of default; connected lending; macroeconomic stability; orthogonality; bank activities; probability; financial statistics; foreign exchange; bank management; prediction; measurement errors;

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