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The banks profitability and economic freedom quality: Empirical evidence from Arab economies

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posted on 2023-10-11, 02:05 authored by Omar AzizOmar Aziz, Julie KnutsenJulie Knutsen
This study empirically examines the impact of economic freedom quality and global financial crisis on the banking sector profitability in the Arab region. The analysis is performed by employing system GMM estimation in panel data comprising of 14 Arab countries over the period 1985–2016. The study constructed an economic freedom index based on the economic freedom indicators. The findings indicate that greater economic freedom has positively influenced the profitability of the Arab banking sector. The results also suggest that the more profitable banks are those that have lower operating expenses against asset and income, better capitalized, more diversified and concentrated at economies having growth in the GDP. Furthermore, the global financial crisis in 2008 negatively impacted the profits of Arab banks.

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Volume

1

Issue

11

Start Page

96

End Page

110

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

2353-6845

Publisher

University of Warsaw, Poland

Additional Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2019-03-27

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of Banking and Financial Economics

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