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Institutional Environment and Bank Capital Ratios

Tammuz Alraheb Ab, Christina Nicolas and Amine Tarazi
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Tammuz Alraheb Ab: LAPE - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospective Economique - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - UNILIM - Université de Limoges
Christina Nicolas: LAPE - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospective Economique - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - UNILIM - Université de Limoges

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Abstract: Please do not quote without the permission of the authors. Abstract We investigate the influence of the institutional environment on bank capital levels. Using a sample of 187 banks operating in the MENA region for the period 2004 to 2014, we find that low corruption levels, high political stability, as well as high economic and financial freedom are associated with higher capital adequacy levels. The effect of institutional factors on bank capital ratios is also more pronounced for conventional versus Islamic banks, for listed banks and for non-government owned banks.

Keywords: Bank Capital Structure; Institutions; MENA Region (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-02-24
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