1. bookVolume 10 (2021): Issue 2 (May 2021)
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11 Mar 2014
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Global Versus Non-Global Banks: A Capital Ratios-Based Analysis

Published Online: 12 May 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 10 (2021) - Issue 2 (May 2021)
Page range: 5 - 22
Received: 04 Feb 2020
Accepted: 27 May 2020
Journal Details
First Published
11 Mar 2014
Publication timeframe
3 times per year

This paper examines the Leverage Ratio and Total Capital Ratio of global versus non-global banks in both the pre- and post-crisis periods. A panel data set of 165 global and non-global financial institutions from 38 countries is used for the period 1999-2015 and a random effects model is employed to examine whether global banks perform better or not compared to their non-global counterparts. This study comes up with two important findings. First, global banks do not exhibit heterogeneous behaviour with respect to both ratios neither in the pre- and especially nor in the post-crisis period. Second, the Leverage Ratio is crisis-insensitive, but the Total Capital Ratio is not. Our findings encourage further research on the topic of the contribution of global banks to the financial crisis propagation (at least as far as leverage is concerned).


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