Economics at your fingertips  

The Determinants of Net Interest Margin in the Turkish Banking Sector: Does Bank Ownership Matter?

Fatih Kansoy

Journal of BRSA Banking and Financial Markets, 2012, vol. 6, issue 2, 13-49

Abstract: This research presented an empirical investigation of the determinants of the net interest margin in Turkish Banking sector with a particular emphasis on the bank ownership structure. This study employed a unique bank-level dataset covering Turkey's commercial banking sector for the 2001-2012. Our main results are as follows. Operation diversity, credit risk and operating costs are important determinants of margin in Turkey. More efficient banks exhibit lower margin and also price stability contributes to lower margin. The effect of principal determinants such as credit risk, bank size, market concentration and inflation vary across foreign-owned, state-controlled and private banks. At the same time, the impacts of implicit interest payment, operation diversity and operating cost are homogeneous across all banks.

Keywords: Bank; Turkish Banking System; Interest Rate Margin (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 E40 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Journal of BRSA Banking and Financial Markets from Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Zafer Kovancý ().

Page updated 2018-02-04
Handle: RePEc:bdd:journl:v:6:y:2012:i:2:p:13-49