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The Cooperative Bank Difference Before and After the Global Financial Crisis




We compare characteristics of the banks’ specialization (cooperative versus non-cooperative) at world level in a time spell including the global financial crisis. Cooperative banks display higher net loans/total assets ratios, lower shares of derivatives over total assets and lower earning volatility than commercial banks. With a diff-in-diff approach we test whether the global financial crisis produced convergence/divergence in these indicators. We finally document that, in a conditional convergence specification, the net loans/total assets ratio is positively and significantly correlated with value added growth in some manufacturing sectors but not in others.

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  • Leonardo Becchetti & Rocco Ciciretti & Adriana Paolantonio, 2014. "The Cooperative Bank Difference Before and After the Global Financial Crisis," CEIS Research Paper 313, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 23 Nov 2015.
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    bank specialization; value added; global financial crisis;
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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