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Macroprudential regulations and bank profit efficiency: international evidence

Chrysovalantis Gaganis (), Emilios Galariotis (), Fotios Pasiouras and Christos Staikouras ()
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Emilios Galariotis: Audencia Business School
Christos Staikouras: Ministry of Finance

Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2021, vol. 59, issue 2, No 2, 136-160

Abstract: Abstract This study examines the impact of macroprudential regulations on bank profit efficiency. The latter is being estimated with a production frontier function using a cross-country dataset of more than 3000 banks from over 130 countries during 2013–2018. The results show that macroprudential regulatory policies diminish bank efficiency. This finding applies to both borrower-targeted and financial institutions-targeted policies, and it is robust to the inclusion of controls for microprudential regulations, financial consumer protection policies, and other county-level characteristics in the regressions.

Keywords: Macroprudential; Regulations; Bank efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G28 K22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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