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Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe, Emilia Magdalena Jurzyk and Olena Havrylchyk

Using a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-difference techniques we investigate the impact of foreign bank ownership on the performance and market power of acquired banks operating in Central and Eastern Europe. This approach allows us to control for selection bias as larger but less profitable banks were more likely to be acquired by foreign investors. We show that during three years after the takeover, banks have become more profitable due to cost minimization and better risk management. They have additionally gained market share, because they passed their lower cost of funds to borrowers in terms of lower lending rates. Previous studies failed to pick up the improvements in performance of takeover banks, because they did not account for the performance of financial institutions before acquisitions
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Related Literature; III. Methodology; IV. Description of the Data; V. Descriptive Statistics and Evidence of the Selection Bias; VI. Propensity Score Matching to Control for the Selection Bias; VII. Results From the Difference-in-Difference Analysis on the Matched Sample; VIII. Additional Robustness Checks; IX. Conclusions; References; Tables; Description of Variables; Descriptive Statistics; Logit Regression; Results of the matching procedure for ROA and Market Share; Results of the matching procedure for ROA and Market Share-Same Sample
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