Title: Credit risk, bank performance and Islamic banking: a panel data evidence from Pakistan

Authors: Azam Ali; Muhamed Zulkhibri; Tanveer Kishwar

Addresses: Faculty of Management Sciences, Indus University, Karachi, Pakistan ' Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ' Faculty of Economics and Genetics, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan

Abstract: This study examines the relationship between credit risk and performance using unbalanced quarterly panel data, of six Islamic banks in Pakistan. The study uses panel data instrumental variables regression, utilising the seemingly unrelated regression (SUR) models to identify the bank specific variables that affect credit risk and performance of Islamic banks. The results show that credit risk is an endogenous determinant of bank performance. The causes of credit risk may include components of credit assets, which is dependent on bank specific factors. Besides, the results also suggest that the credit risk of bank specific variables lowers bank profitability. Therefore, the results support the views that credit risk is negatively related to bank performance in the case of banking sector in Pakistan.

Keywords: credit risk; performance; SUR model; Islamic banks; Pakistan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2018.097786

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2018 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.231 - 247

Received: 01 Mar 2018
Accepted: 27 Aug 2018

Published online: 06 Feb 2019 *

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