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    What is the impact of problem loans on Japanese bank productivity growth?

    Mamatzakis, Emmanuel and Matousek, R. and Vu, A.N. (2019) What is the impact of problem loans on Japanese bank productivity growth? Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments 28 (2), pp. 213-240. ISSN 0963-8008.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines for the first time the impact of problem loans on Japanese productivity growth. We exploit a new data set of Japanese problem loans classified into two categories: bankrupt and restructured loans. We opt for a novel and flexible productivity growth decomposition that allows to measure the direct impact of these problem loans on productivity growth. The results reveal that Japanese bank productivity growth was severely constrained by bankrupt and restructured loans early in 2000s, whilst some persistence of the negative impact of problem loans on productivity growth is observed in the late 2000s. Thereafter, there is only some partial recovery in the productivity growth from 2012 to 2015. Further, we also perform cluster analysis to examine convergence or divergence across regions and over time. We observe limited convergence, though Regional Banks seem to form clusters in some regions.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Emmanuel Mamatzakis
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 13:57
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 07:50
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30862

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