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Risk-taking, Ownership and Excess Reserves in the Ghanaian Banking System
Department of Banking and Finance, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.
Department of Banking and Finance, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8145-1000
2016 (English)In: Journal of Emerging Market Finance, ISSN 0972-6527, E-ISSN 0973-0710, Vol. 15, no 2, 147-168 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study looks at the effects of ownership structure, and on the risk taking behaviour of banks in Ghana. Using data from twenty-one (21) banks during 2000-2010, the study employs random effects panel data regressions.  The results show that banks prefer to hold high excess reserves instead of lending to borrowers when they perceive the markets to be risky. Locally owned banks tend to be more efficient in managing their risk than foreign-owned banks while closed corporations tend to perform better in managing risk than locally-owned banks.   

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 15, no 2, 147-168 p.
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Bank risk taking, ownership and excess reserves, Ghanaian banks
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124594DOI: 10.1177/0972652716645890Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84979996152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124594DiVA: diva2:900960
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved

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