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Measuring Concentration and Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking Sector using Dynamic Panel Model

Measuring Concentration and Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking Sector using Dynamic... AbstractThis paper seeks to examine the determinants of the profitability of the B&H banking sector, using an empirical framework that incorporates the traditional SCP - structure conduct-performance and ESX efficiency hypothesis. The main goal of this paper is to measure the level of concentration and investigate how concentration and other determinants influence the profitability of the banking sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period from 2008 to 2017. We also tried to determine whether the profitability of the banking sector is more contributed by concentration, i.e. enlargement of the banking market (SCP) rather than increased efficiency of banking organization (ESX). For this purpose, we use a sample of 26 banks from B&H, and our empirical research is based on panel data analysis. The performance of the banking sector is measured by the conventional return on assets (ROA). Besides concentration as a main industry-specific factor, profitability determinants include bank-specific and macroeconomic profitability factors. Obtained results reveal that concentration has positive impacts on B&H banking profitability. But when we talk about competing concentration hypotheses, the paper results here generally support the ESX efficiency hypothesis rather than the traditional SCP approach. It was confirmed that credit risk, deposit risk and cost to income ratio from bank-specific variables, and GDP growth rate from macroeconomic variables have a statistically significant influence on banking performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png South East European Journal of Economics and Business de Gruyter

Measuring Concentration and Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking Sector using Dynamic Panel Model

Measuring Concentration and Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking Sector using Dynamic Panel Model

South East European Journal of Economics and Business , Volume 17 (1): 16 – Jun 1, 2022

Abstract

AbstractThis paper seeks to examine the determinants of the profitability of the B&H banking sector, using an empirical framework that incorporates the traditional SCP - structure conduct-performance and ESX efficiency hypothesis. The main goal of this paper is to measure the level of concentration and investigate how concentration and other determinants influence the profitability of the banking sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period from 2008 to 2017. We also tried to determine whether the profitability of the banking sector is more contributed by concentration, i.e. enlargement of the banking market (SCP) rather than increased efficiency of banking organization (ESX). For this purpose, we use a sample of 26 banks from B&H, and our empirical research is based on panel data analysis. The performance of the banking sector is measured by the conventional return on assets (ROA). Besides concentration as a main industry-specific factor, profitability determinants include bank-specific and macroeconomic profitability factors. Obtained results reveal that concentration has positive impacts on B&H banking profitability. But when we talk about competing concentration hypotheses, the paper results here generally support the ESX efficiency hypothesis rather than the traditional SCP approach. It was confirmed that credit risk, deposit risk and cost to income ratio from bank-specific variables, and GDP growth rate from macroeconomic variables have a statistically significant influence on banking performance.

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de Gruyter
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© 2022 Mladen Rebić et al., published by Sciendo
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2233-1999
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2233-1999
DOI
10.2478/jeb-2022-0002
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Abstract

AbstractThis paper seeks to examine the determinants of the profitability of the B&H banking sector, using an empirical framework that incorporates the traditional SCP - structure conduct-performance and ESX efficiency hypothesis. The main goal of this paper is to measure the level of concentration and investigate how concentration and other determinants influence the profitability of the banking sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period from 2008 to 2017. We also tried to determine whether the profitability of the banking sector is more contributed by concentration, i.e. enlargement of the banking market (SCP) rather than increased efficiency of banking organization (ESX). For this purpose, we use a sample of 26 banks from B&H, and our empirical research is based on panel data analysis. The performance of the banking sector is measured by the conventional return on assets (ROA). Besides concentration as a main industry-specific factor, profitability determinants include bank-specific and macroeconomic profitability factors. Obtained results reveal that concentration has positive impacts on B&H banking profitability. But when we talk about competing concentration hypotheses, the paper results here generally support the ESX efficiency hypothesis rather than the traditional SCP approach. It was confirmed that credit risk, deposit risk and cost to income ratio from bank-specific variables, and GDP growth rate from macroeconomic variables have a statistically significant influence on banking performance.

Journal

South East European Journal of Economics and Businessde Gruyter

Published: Jun 1, 2022

Keywords: Concentration; efficiency; performance; panel data analysis; banking profitability; C33; G21; L10; L40

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