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Foreign bank presence and business regulations

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  • Kouretas, Georgios P.
  • Tsoumas, Chris

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We examine the impact of foreign bank presence on a host countries’ business regulatory environment. We employ a panel dataset of 87 developing economies for the 1995–2013 period and measure the efficiency of business regulations using the indices from the Heritage and the Fraser datasets. Our results show that foreign bank presence exerts a positive impact on the efficiency of business regulations; however, we find no evidence in favor of a more pronounced positive effect when foreign banks originate from countries that have a more efficient business regulatory environment. Moreover, host countries’ administrative requirements and, particularly, bureaucracy costs benefit from a foreign bank presence; however, cost and time procedures to start a business do not.

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  • Kouretas, Georgios P. & Tsoumas, Chris, 2016. "Foreign bank presence and business regulations," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 104-116.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finsta:v:24:y:2016:i:c:p:104-116
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jfs.2016.04.006
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    Foreign banks; Business regulations; Panel data;
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    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General

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