The determinants of Islamic bank capital decisions

Bitar, Mohammad and M. Kabir Hassan, M. Kabir and Hippler, William J.,(2018), The determinants of Islamic bank capital decisions. , Emerging Markets Review 35 (2018) 48–68, UNSPECIFIED

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We report new evidence on the bank and institutional determinants of Islamic bank capital ratios in 28 countries between 1999 and 2013. Overall, we find that smaller, more profitable, and highly liquid Islamic banks are more highly capitalized. Additionally, improvements in the economic and financial environments and market discipline within a country correspond with higher Islamic bank capitalization. The results shed light on the impact that Sharia'a law restrictions have on Islamic banking capitalization. Our findings are most robust to banks that choose to hold capital well in excess of that required by regulators, consistent with traditional capital structure theory. Our results highlight the role that stable economic and political systems play in improving bank capitalization and reducing financial sector risk. By reducing political instability and corruption, improving legal systems, and encouraging access to capital markets, policymakers may incentivize managers to make financing decisions that increase the capitalization of the Islamic banking industry in developing countries
Keywords : Bank capitalization Islamic banking Institutional environment Political distress Market discipline Democracy, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Emerging Markets Review 35 (2018) 48–68
Volume: 35
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ekonomi Islam
Depositing User: Nila Nurjanah
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 03:58
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 03:58

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