Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?

Author/Editor:

Rym Ayadi ; Sami Ben Naceur ; Barbara Casu ; Barry Quinn

Publication Date:

May 5, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The global financial crisis underscored the importance of regulation and supervision to a well-functioning banking system that efficiently channels financial resources into investment. In this paper, we contribute to the ongoing policy debate by assessing whether compliance with international regulatory standards and protocols enchances bank operating efficiency. We focus specifically on the adoption of international capital standards and the Basel Core Principles for Effective Bank Supervision (BCP). The relationship between bank efficiency and regulatory compliance is investigated using the (Simar and Wilson 2007) double bootstrapping approach on an international sample of publicly listed banks. Our results indicate that overall BCP compliance, or indeed compliance with any of its individual chapters, has no association with bank efficiency.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/100

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 5, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475580389/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015100

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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