EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Determinants of bank interest margins in Russia: Does bank ownership matter?

Zuzana Fungáčová and Tigran Poghosyan

No 22/2009, BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)

Abstract: This paper analyzes interest margin determinants in the Russian banking sector with a particular emphasis on the bank ownership structure. Using a unique bank-level data covering Russia's entire banking sector for the 1999-2007 period, we find that the impact of a number of commonly used determinants such as market structure, credit risk, liquidity risk and size of operations differs across state-controlled, domestic-private and foreign-owned banks. At the same time, the influence of operational costs and bank risk aversion is homogeneous across ownership groups. The results overall suggest the form of bank ownership needs to be considered when analyzing interest margin determinants.

Keywords: bank interest margins; financial intermediation; Russia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 P34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/212666/1/bofit-dp2009-022.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Determinants of bank interest margins in Russia: Does bank ownership matter? (2011) Downloads
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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:bofitp:bdp2009_022

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2024-01-05
Handle: RePEc:zbw:bofitp:bdp2009_022