Loan Loss Provisioning Behaviour- An Empirical study of Indian Banks

Famila, Maria Theresa (2016) Loan Loss Provisioning Behaviour- An Empirical study of Indian Banks. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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This paper aims to model the determinants of Loan Losses Provisions (LLP) behaviour in Indian banks as a function of certain bank specific and macroeconomic variables. The study covering an unbalanced data of Indian banks over a period of 8 years (from 2008 to 2015) post Global Financial Crisis, examines the relationship of LLP with income smoothing, capital management, X-efficiency, Z-score and certain macro-economic variables. The study concludes that LLP is affected by more than one factor, namely X-efficiency and Z-score and also by macro economic variables such as Unemployment and Money Growth. While Z-score (bank stability) was negatively correlated with LLP as expected, X-efficiency exhibited positive relationship with LLP indicating discretionary provisioning by bank managements, which was as a countercyclical measure rather than as income smoothing. The macro variable influences were also in support of this conclusion.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Famila, Maria
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 15:47
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 16:57

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