The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bank profits are high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions. This paper uses a sample of 389 banks in 41 SSA countries to study the determinants of bank profitability. We find that apart from credit risk, higher returns on assets are associated with larger bank size, activity diversification, and private ownership. Bank returns... READ MORE...

Publication date: January 2009
ISBN 9781451871623
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