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Determinants of bank interest margins in Russia: Does bank ownership matter?

  • Fungacova, Zuzana

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    (BOFIT)

  • Poghosyan, Tigran

    (BOFIT)

This paper analyzes interest margin determinants in the Russian banking sector with a particular emphasis on the bank ownership structure. Using a unique bank-level data covering Russia’s entire banking sector for the 19992007 period, we find that the impact of a number of commonly used determinants such as market structure, credit risk, liquidity risk and size of operations differs across state-controlled, domestic-private and foreign-owned banks. At the same time, the influence of operational costs and bank risk aversion is homogeneous across ownership groups. The results overall suggest the form of bank ownership needs to be considered when analyzing interest margin determinants.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 22/2009.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 25 Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2009_022
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