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Determinants of Bank Profitability in the Republic of Macedonia – a Panel Data Analysis
Determinants of Bank Profitability in the Republic of Macedonia – a Panel Data Analysis

Author(s): Jordan Kjosevski, Mihail Petkovski
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: JEL: G21; P34

Summary/Abstract: The goal of this paper is to examine the determinants of profitability of the 16 banks in the Republic of Macedonia using quarterly data from Q1 2007 to Q4 2013. As a measure of profitability of the banks we will use the ratio of return on assets and the ratio of return on equity. Empirical results provide evidence that among internal factors of bank profitability, the most important ones are credit risk management capital to total assets ratio and operating expense management. From the external determinants, we found only the inflation to be significant for bank profitability.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 41-65
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English