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Political patronage in Ukrainian banking1

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  • Christopher F. Baum
  • Mustafa Caglayan
  • Dorothea Schäfer
  • Oleksandr Talavera

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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 rate margins and increase their capitalization. Furthermore, we show that the level of activity of affiliated deputies in parliament has a positive (negative) impact on banks’ capitalization ratio (interest rate margin). Our findings imply, in line with the related literature, that political affiliation has important effects on banks’ behaviour.

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  • Christopher F. Baum & Mustafa Caglayan & Dorothea Schäfer & Oleksandr Talavera, 2008. "Political patronage in Ukrainian banking1," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 16(3), pages 537-557, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:etrans:v:16:y:2008:i:3:p:537-557
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0351.2008.00331.x
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    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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