Competition and risk in South East Asian commercial banking

Hong Liu, Philip Molyneux, Linh Nguyen

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of competition on bank risk-taking behaviour in four South East Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam). Our main finding is that competition does not increase bank risk taking behaviour and the results appear robust to different model specifications, estimation approaches and variable construction. We also find that concentration is inversely related to bank risk whereas regulatory restrictions positively influence bank risk-taking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3627-3644
JournalApplied Economics
Volume44
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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