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A note on foreign bank ownership and monitoring: An international comparison

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  • Bertus, Mark
  • Jahera Jr., John S.
  • Yost, Keven

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This paper empirically analyzes the relation between foreign bank ownership and the three pillars of the New Basel Capital Accord (i.e., capital regulatory oversight, supervisory oversight, and market discipline). Using a new database covering 153 countries, we find that countries with greater market discipline have a lower presence of foreign banks operating in their economy. Furthermore, our evidence indicates that capital regulatory oversight and supervisory oversight are not significantly related to foreign bank ownership.

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  • Bertus, Mark & Jahera Jr., John S. & Yost, Keven, 2008. "A note on foreign bank ownership and monitoring: An international comparison," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 338-345, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:32:y:2008:i:2:p:338-345
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