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Determinants Of Sustainable Banks’ Profitability. Evidence From Eu Countries


  • BOITAN, Iustina Alina

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies)


The paper aims at assessing whether responsible banking behavior is a precursor and catalyst of banking profitability. Consequently, the paper will investigate the exogenous determinants of the EU sustainable banks’ profitability during the period 2006-2013. For the purpose of this study it has been considered the commercial banks resident in EU countries that voluntarily joined the United Nations Environment Program – Financial Initiative. The empirical study will be developed on several stages. First, explanatory variables comprising macroeconomic, institutional and public perception variables will be statistically processed. Secondly, it will be performed correlation analyses and Granger causality tests. Third, it will be employed a panel data regression with fixed effects, to account for those explanatory variables that boost or, on the contrary, compress sustainable banks’ profitability.

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  • BOITAN, Iustina Alina, 2015. "Determinants Of Sustainable Banks’ Profitability. Evidence From Eu Countries," Studii Financiare (Financial Studies), Centre of Financial and Monetary Research "Victor Slavescu", vol. 19(1), pages 21-39.
  • Handle: RePEc:vls:finstu:v:19:y:2015:i:1:p:21-39

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    sustainable bank; profitability; macroeconomic fundamentals; sentiment indicator; panel data regression;
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    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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