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Does foreign ownership Foster bank performance

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  • Robert Lensink
  • Ilko Naaborg

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We examine the effect of a rise in foreign ownership on banks' interest revenues and profitability using panel data of banks worldwide. We determine the exact yearly foreign ownership for each bank and construct a continuous foreign ownership variable. Estimating with the system generalized methods of moments (GMM) technique we find that a rise in foreign ownership negatively affects bank performance, providing evidence for the home field advantage theory.
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  • Robert Lensink & Ilko Naaborg, 2007. "Does foreign ownership Foster bank performance," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/14287, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/14287
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    1. Nadia Saghi-Zedek, 2016. "Product diversification and bank performance: does ownership structure matter?," Post-Print halshs-01342528, HAL.
    2. Süer, Ömür & Levent, Haluk & Şen, Süleyman, 2016. "Foreign entry and the Turkish banking system in 2000s," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 420-435.
    3. Wu, Meng-Wen & Shen, Chung-Hua & Lu, Chin-Hwa, 2015. "Do more foreign strategic investors and more directors improve the earnings smoothing? The case of China," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 3-16.
    4. Chung‐Hua Shen & Chin‐Hwa Lu & Meng‐Wen Wu, 2009. "Impact of Foreign Bank Entry on the Performance of Chinese Banks," China & World Economy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 17(3), pages 102-121, May.
    5. James Laurenceson & Fengming Qin, "undated". "Has minority foreign investment in China�s banks improved their cost efficiency?," EAERG Discussion Paper Series 1305, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    6. Anastasia Stepanova & Olga Ivantsova, 2012. "Does Corporate Governance Have an Effect on Performance in the European Banking Sector? Evidence from a Crisis Environment," HSE Working papers WP BRP 10/FE/2012, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    7. Vuslat Us, 2015. "The Turkish Banking Sector Before and After the Global Crisis:An Ownership Breakdown," CBT Research Notes in Economics 1502, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
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    9. Saghi-Zedek, Nadia, 2016. "Product diversification and bank performance: Does ownership structure matter?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 154-167.
    10. Yongseung Han & Myeong Hwan Kim & Won-Joong Kim, 2012. "Determinants of profit efficiency: evidence from Korean savings banks," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(12), pages 1003-1016, June.

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