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Effect of Banking Regulation on Performance: Evidence from Turkey

Serdar Ozkan (), Cagnur Balsari and Secil Varan

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2014, vol. 50, issue 4, 196-211

Abstract: In this study, we investigate the effect of regulation on banking sector performance in an emerging country context. Consecutive crises in the early 2000s led to three waves of reformist banking regulations in Turkey: (1) the banking sector restructuring program in 2002, (2) limitation of the full deposit insurance system in 2004, and (3) a corporate governance-related banking law in 2005. Results show that these actions had a positive effect on bank lending, asset quality, and profitability. Findings also support the view that the sequence and timing of banking reforms in Turkey acted as a shield against the global financial crisis of 2008.

Date: 2014
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