Risk Taking by Banks in the Transition Countries

  • Rainer Haselmann
  • Paul Wachtel

Abstract

The banking sectors of the transition countries have progressed remarkably in the last 15 years. In fact, banking in most transition countries has largely shaken off the traumas of the transition era. At the start of the 21st century banks in these countries look very much like banks elsewhere. That is, they are by no means problem free but they are struggling with the same issues as banks in other emerging market countries. There have been a surprisingly large number of studies that have told us about the performance of these banks but we know very little about their risk taking behaviour and how the banking environment influences it.

Keywords

Europe Income Expense Tral Nism 

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© Rainer Haselmann and Paul Wachtel 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Haselmann
    • 1
  • Paul Wachtel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Stern School of BusinessNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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