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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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Volume (Year): 19 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 32-45

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Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:19:y:2008:i:1:p:32-45
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