Are banks profitable and efficient? A case of Pakistan

Muhammad, Ali and Chin Hong, Puah (2022) Are banks profitable and efficient? A case of Pakistan. Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, 12 (2). pp. 254-277. ISSN 1751-6455

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The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of bank-specific factors and macroeconomic environment on bank profitability and management efficiency in Pakistan. The sample data comprised of 24 banks over a sample period of 2007-2015. The panel least squares regression with fixed effect model suggests that bank profitability is significantly affected by bank size, credit risk and bank stability. On the other side, bank efficiency was significantly predicted by liquidity risk, credit risk and funding risk. The robustness of results was also confirmed in the presence of the macroeconomic environment. Overall, this research provides a new insight into bank profitability and efficiency literature. Additionally, prior studies have neglected the management efficiency as the dependent variable. Therefore, we consider this article as superior, which has laid a foundation for future studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: banking sector, finance, profitability, management efficiency, macroeconomics, Pakistan.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2022 07:28
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 07:28

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