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An empirical investigation of operating performance in the new European banking landscape


  • Staikouras, Christos
  • Mamatzakis, Emmanuel
  • Koutsomanoli-Filippaki, Anastasia


This paper examines the relationship between operating performance and various bank, market and macro characteristics in the new, enlarged, European banking landscape over the period 1998-2005. We investigate whether there are differences between old and new European Union member states, across countries and across banks of various size-classes and ownership structure. Indeed, the results reveal that there are significant differences. The decomposition of total operating expenses further confirms this conclusion.

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  • Staikouras, Christos & Mamatzakis, Emmanuel & Koutsomanoli-Filippaki, Anastasia, 2008. "An empirical investigation of operating performance in the new European banking landscape," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 32-45.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:19:y:2008:i:1:p:32-45

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