Koen Schoors
Ghent University


(Thursday, 19th May 2016)

Title : Politics and Banking

Download the presentation - 6.61 MB

We look into the relationship between banking and politics. Will banks use their access to the government to their private benefit and/or will politicians use their access to banks for political or private benefits? What are the potential mechanisms? Can data reveal which of these potential mechanisms are at work in real live?

Bibliographical references :

Daniel Berkowitz, Mark Hoekstra, Koen Schoors, Bank privatization, finance, and growth, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 110, September 2014, Pages 93-106

Serdar Dinç, Politicians and banks: Political influences on government-owned banks in emerging markets, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 77, Issue 2, August 2005, Pages 453-479