IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Individual, Systematic and Systemic Risks in the Danish Banking Sector


  • Johannes K. Dreyer

    () (Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark)

  • Peter A. Schmid

    (FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management, Essen, Germany)

  • Victoria Zugrav

    (Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark)


This article discusses the relationship between micro-prudential variables and bank risk. For this purpose, we collect panel data on 21 Danish banks accounting for 88% of total market share in Denmark from 2000 to 2015 and reflect upon the contribution of these different variables to bank individual, systematic and systemic risks. Our results suggest that the factors size, capitalization, funding structure, organizational complexity and degree of market-based activities are key risk determinants. Moreover, we find evidence that the Danish case is relatively peculiar with respect to the effects of bank size and of degree of market-based activities: Bank size contributes positively to systematic and systemic risks, but not to individual risk. Degree of market-based activities contributes to counteract individual risk, but on the other hand intensifies systematic and systemic risks. The Danish case could be taken as an example for other small economies with a highly concentrated banking sector.

Suggested Citation

  • Johannes K. Dreyer & Peter A. Schmid & Victoria Zugrav, 2018. "Individual, Systematic and Systemic Risks in the Danish Banking Sector," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 68(4), pages 320-350, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:68:y:2018:i:4:p:320-350

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    individual risk; systematic risk; systemic risk; bank size; financial regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:68:y:2018:i:4:p:320-350. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lenka Herrmannova). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.