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Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2015, 3(1), 47-56
DOI: 10.12691/jbe-3-1-6
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Credit Risk and Efficiency: Comparative Study between Islamic and Conventional Banks during the Current Crises

Afifa Ferhi1, and Ridha Chkoundali1

1Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Street of airport, km 4.5, LP 1088, Sfax 3018, Tunisia

Pub. Date: March 05, 2015

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Afifa Ferhi and Ridha Chkoundali. Credit Risk and Efficiency: Comparative Study between Islamic and Conventional Banks during the Current Crises. Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2015; 3(1):47-56. doi: 10.12691/jbe-3-1-6


This study deals with the credit risk and the efficiency of the Islamic and conventional banks in 28 countries during the current crises. For this purpose, we take a sample of 99 Islamic banks and 110 classics during the 1999-2010 period. The generalized method of moments (GMM) is applied to measure the relationship of the credit risk, capital efficiency and banking industries during the current crises. The results show that most of conventional banks have a higher credit risk than the Islamic ones. This risk has a high impact on the exposure to the financial crises. The inefficiency degree of Islamic banks does not differ from that of the conventional ones.

Credit risk Efficiency Islamic banks Conventional banks financial crises GMM

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