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Macroeconomic Drivers of Non-Performing Loans: A Meta-Regression Analysis

Martin Macháček, Ales Melecky () and Monika Šulganová

Prague Economic Papers, 2018, vol. 2018, issue 3, 351-374

Abstract: Common exposure to macroeconomic risk factors across financial institutions is a source of a systemic risk that influences quality of banks´ loan portfolios. This paper focuses on the growing literature on credit risk determinants. The aim of the paper is to provide more general information on effects of macroeconomic drivers with the use of quantitative metaanalytic techniques. We consider five of the most common macroeconomic determinants of non-performing loans ratio. The meta-regression results suggest that there are some significant differences among studies, which could be identified. For instance, data specification, estimation method, number of countries and observations included in the model play a significant role. In some cases, e.g. inflation and exchange rate, the size of the effects presented in journals with impact factor are significantly different from other types of studies included in the analysis. The sub-sample analysis mostly confirms meta-regressions results.

Keywords: sub-samples analysis; non-performing loans ratio; meta-analysis; macroeconomic credit risk drivers; aggregate credit risk (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C20 E44 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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