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Universal Banking and Credit Risk: Evidence from Tunisia

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  • HAKIMI Abdelaziz

    (Faculty of Law, Economics and Management of Jendouba, University of Jendouba)

  • Ahmet DKHILI Hichem

    (Faculty of Law, Economics and Management of Jendouba, University of Jendouba)

  • KHLAIFIA Wafa

    (Faculty of Law, Economics and Management of Jendouba, University of Jendouba)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the effect of universal banking on the Tunisian banking credit risk. By using a sample of Tunisian banks over the period 1980-2010 and based on the panel data analysis method, results show that the universal banking increases significantly the credit risk. However, the level of competition is positively correlated but not significantly with the dependant variable. For the macro variables, we find that only the GDP exerts a positive and significant effect on the credit risk, but the effect of the inflation variable is not significant.

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  • HAKIMI Abdelaziz & Ahmet DKHILI Hichem & KHLAIFIA Wafa, 2012. "Universal Banking and Credit Risk: Evidence from Tunisia," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(4), pages 496-504.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2012-04-12
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    Keywords

    Universal banks; Credit risk; Liquidity; Competition; Panel data; Tunisia;

    JEL classification:

    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-

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