Sami Ben Naceur

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Washington, DC 20431

United States

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The Determinants of Commercial Bank Interest Margin and Profitability: Evidence from Tunisia

Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 106-130
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Sami Ben Naceur and Mohamed Goaied
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and IHEC Carthage
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bank interest margin, bank profitability, panel data, Tunisia

The Determinants of Commercial Bank Interest Margin and Profitability: Evidence from Tunisia

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Sami Ben Naceur and Mohamed Goaied
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and IHEC Carthage
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bank interest margin, bank profitability, panel data, Tunisia

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On the Determinants and Dynamics of Dividend Policy

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Mar 2006
Sami Ben Naceur, Mohamed Goaied and Amel Belanes
International Monetary Fund (IMF), IHEC Carthage and IHEC Carthage
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Dividend policy, dynamic panel data, corporate governance, partial adjustment model, dividend policy

A Re-Examination of Dividend Policy: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Sami Ben Naceur, Mohamed Goaied and Amel Belanes
International Monetary Fund (IMF), IHEC Carthage and IHEC Carthage
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dividend policy, dynamic panel data and Tunisia

On the Determinants and Dynamics of Dividend Policy

International Review of Finance, Vol. 6, No. 1-2, pp. 1-23, March/June 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2007
Sami Ben Naceur, Mohamed Goaied and Amel Belanes
International Monetary Fund (IMF), IHEC Carthage and IHEC Carthage
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The Effects of Bank Regulations, Competition, and Financial Reforms on Banks’ Performance

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Sami Ben Naceur and Mohammed Omran
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and The Insurance Holding Company
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bank interest margin, bank profitability, dynamic panel data and MENA region

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The Impact of Capital Requirements on Banks' Performance: The Case of Egypt

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 May 2006
Sami Ben Naceur and Magda Kandil
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Cost of intermediation, profitability, capital regulation, dynamic panel data

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The Best Asset Pricing Model for Estimating Cost of Equity: Evidence from the Stock Exchange of Tunisia

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
Sami Ben Naceur and Hasna Chaibi
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Tunis - Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), Tunis
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Cost of equity, CAPM, TFPM, FFPM, Skewness

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The Determinants of Stock Market Development in the MENA Region

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Sami Ben Naceur, Samir Ghazouani and Mohammed Omran
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI) and The Insurance Holding Company
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stock market development, fixed effects model, random effects model, MENA region

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Stock Markets, Banks, and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from the MENA Region

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Sami Ben Naceur and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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bank development, stock market development, economic growth, dynamic panel

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Does Inflation Impact on Financial Sector Performance in the MENA Region? Panel Data Evidence

Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Sami Ben Naceur and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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cfinancial sector performances, inflation, dynamic panel data, MENA region.

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Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

IMF Working Paper No. 15/31
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
Sami Ben Naceur, Adolfo Barajas and Alexander Massara
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Western Hemisphere Department and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Islamic banking, Financial services, Commercial banks, Bank credit, Bank deposits, Household survey data, Cross country analysis, financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, finance, bank branches, loans, microfinance, financial institutions, interest

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The Performance of Newly Privatized Firms in Selected MENA Countries: The Role of Ownership Structure, Governance and Liberalization Policies

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Sami Ben Naceur, Samir Ghazouani and Mohammed Omran
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI) and The Insurance Holding Company
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Privatization, Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance, Economic Liberalization, and MENA Countries.

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Does Stock Market Liberalization Spur Economic and Financial Development in the Mena Region?

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 36, pp. 673-693, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2014
Sami Ben Naceur, Samir Ghazouani and Mohammed Omran
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI) and The Insurance Holding Company
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Stock Market Liberalization, Economic and Investment Growth, Financial and Banking Sector Development, Dynamic Panel Data, MENA Countries

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Does Financial Liberalization Spur Tunisian Banking Industry Efficiency?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Mar 2006
Sami Ben Naceur, Senda Ayari and Abdelwahed Omri
International Monetary Fund (IMF), University of Tunis and University of Tunis - Department of Statistics
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Efficiency, Banking, Liberalization, benchmarking, Data Envelopment Analysis

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GCC Monetary Union and the Degree of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

IMF Working Paper No. 07/249
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jan 2008
Bassem Kamar and Sami Ben Naceur
International University of Monaco and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Working Paper, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Monetary unions, Monetary policy, Financial integration, Foreign exchange, Economic policy, Central bank policy

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Does the Tunisian Accounting Reform Improve the Value Relevance of Financial Information?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Mar 2006
Sami Ben Naceur and Walid Nachi
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Union International de Banques (UIB)
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accounting reform, value relevance, information content, financial variables

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Financial Development, Inequality and Poverty: Some International Evidence

IMF Working Paper No. 16/32
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Mar 2016
Sami Ben Naceur and RuiXin Zhang
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Financial Development, Income Inequality, Poverty, stock, market, General, All Countries,

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Basel Accord and Lending Behavior: Evidence from Mena Region

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Sami Ben Naceur and Magda Kandil
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Basel accord, capital requirement, lending behavior, panel data models

Asset Pricing and Cost of Equity in the Tunisian Banking Sector: Panel Data Evidence

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Sami Ben Naceur and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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cost of equity, CAPM, TFPM, banking sector, random-coefficient model

Asset Pricing and Cost of Equity in the Tunisian Banking Sector: Panel Data Evidence

Economic Notes, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 89-113, February 2007
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2007
Sami Ben Naceur and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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On the Linkage between Monetary Policy and MENA Stock Markets?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Sami Ben Naceur, Adel Boughrara and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF), University of Sousse and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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Monetary policy, Stock market, MENA countries, VAR methodology

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Lending Relationship, Risk Premium and Credit Availability

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Meryem Bellouma, Sami Ben Naceur and Abdelawahed Omri
Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis
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Lending Relationship, Risk Premium, Credit Availability, Panel data, Tobit model

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What Drives Financial Sector Development in the MENA Region?

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Sami Ben Naceur, Mondher Cherif and Magda Kandil
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Rheims University and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Financial Development, Institutional quality, MENA, Panel Data

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What Drives the Efficiency of Selected Mena Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

22nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2010
Sami Ben Naceur, Hichem Ben-Khedhiri and Barbara Casu
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Université Paris X Nanterre and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Efficiency, Meta-frontier, Deregulation, MENA countries

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Privatization and Financial Market Development in Emerging Countries: A Comparative Study

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Sami Ben Naceur, Narjess Boubakri and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF), American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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Privatization, Stock market development

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Monetary Policy and Asset Pricing in MENA

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Sami Ben Naceur, Adel Boughrara and Samir Ghazouani
International Monetary Fund (IMF), University of Sousse and Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI)
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Monetary policy, Stock markets, MENA countries, SVAR methodology

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The Impact of Capital and Foreign Exchange Flows on the Competitiveness of Developing Countries

IMF Working Paper No. 10/154
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
Damyana Bakardzhieva, Sami Ben Naceur and Bassem Kamar
University of Maryland - Economics Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International University of Monaco
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What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

IMF Working Paper No. 11/34
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Feb 2011
Hichem Ben-Khedhiri, Barbara Casu and Sami Ben Naceur
Université Paris X Nanterre, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Economic models, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Morocco, North Africa, Tunisia

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Basel III and Bank-Lending: Evidence from the United States and Europe

IMF Working Paper No. 17/245
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Feb 2018
Sami Ben Naceur and Caroline Roulet
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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Basel Core Principles, Bank regulations, Loans, Commercial banks, Liquidity management, Financial crisis, United States, Europe, lending supply, bank regulatory capital, liquidity requirements, banking regulation, Government Policy and Regulation

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Determinants of Financial Development Across the Mediterranean

MEDPRO Technical Report No. 29/February 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Jun 2013
HEC Montreal, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
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financial development, Mediterranean, southern and eastern Mediterranean, financial systems, credit, debt

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Convergence of Bank Regulations on International Norms in the Southern Mediterranean: Impact on Bank Performance and Growth

CEPS Paperbacks
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Rym Ayadi, Emrah Arbak, Sami Ben Naceur and Barbara Casu
HEC Montreal, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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bank, banking regulations, crisis, market, financial market, economy, investment

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Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?

IMF Working Paper No. 15/100
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Jun 2015
Rym Ayadi, Sami Ben Naceur, Barbara Casu and Barry Quinn
HEC Montreal, International Monetary Fund (IMF), City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and Queen's University Management School
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Banks, Basel Core Principles, Bank compliance, Bank supervision, Bank regulations, BCP, Efficiency, Regulatory Compliance, bank performance, interest, banking, capital, operating efficiency, accounting, risk

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Financial Development, Bank Efficiency and Economic Growth across the Mediterranean

MEDPRO Technical Report No. 30/March 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jun 2013
HEC Montreal, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
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Financial Development, Bank Efficiency, Economic Growth, Mediterranean Countries

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How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries

IMF Working Paper No. 15/210
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Raja Almarzoqi, Sami Ben Naceur and Alessandro Scopelliti
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) - Directorate General Economics
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Bank Competition, Solvency, Bank Regulation, Supervision, bank, risk, banking, credit, Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law, Bank Regulation and Supervision,

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Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia

IMF Working Paper No. 15/87
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 May 2015
Raja Almarzoqi and Sami Ben Naceur
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Banking sector, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Interest rates, Profit margins, Panel analysis, Econometric models, Cross country analysis, Interest margins, Operating costs, Market power, Macroeconomic policies, banks, risk, credit, credit risk

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Financial Development and Source of Growth: New Evidence

IMF Working Paper No. 17/143
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Aug 2017
Sami Ben Naceur, Robert Blotevogel, Mark Fischer and Haiyan Shi
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Capital accumulation, Total factor productivity, Financial Development, Growth, General

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How to De-Dollarize Financial Systems in the Caucasus and Central Asia?

IMF Working Paper No. 15/203
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Oct 2015
Sami Ben Naceur, Amr Hosny and Gregory Hadjian
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Loomis Sayles & Co Inc
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financial dollarization, financial development, de-dollarization, exchange, exchange rate, currency, inflation, deposits, General

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What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

IMF Working Paper No. 15/173
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Sep 2015
Raja Almarzoqi, Sami Ben Naceur and Akshay Kotak
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Globalization: General, General

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Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?

Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 23, No. April, 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 May 2016
Rym Ayadi, Sami Ben Naceur, Barbara Casu and Barry Quinn
HEC Montreal, International Monetary Fund (IMF), City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and Queen's University Management School
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Banks, Basel Core Principles, Bank compliance, Bank supervision, Bank regulations, BCP, Efficiency, Regulatory Compliance, bank performance, interest, banking, capital, operating efficiency, accounting, risk

Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets: New Evidence from Smooth Transition Models

IMF Working Paper No. 18/98
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2018
ESSCA School of Management, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Orleans
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Oil prices, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Stock markets, Regression analysis, Econometric models, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Republic of, GCC stock markets, smooth transition regression models, Asset Pricing, General, Energy and the Macroeconomy

Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets: New Evidence from Smooth Transition Models

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7072
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jul 2018
ESSCA School of Management, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Orleans
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GCC stock markets, oil prices, smooth transition regression models

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Basel Compliance and Financial Stability: Evidence from Islamic Banks

IMF Working Paper No. 17/161
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Aug 2017
Mohammad Bitar, Sami Ben Naceur, Rym Ayadi and Thomas F. Walker
Concordia University, International Monetary Fund (IMF), HEC Montreal and World Bank
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BCPs, CPIFRs, Stability, Islamic banks, Government Policy and Regulation, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems

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Benchmarking the Financial Sector in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries and Projecting 2030 Financial Sector Scenarios

MEDPRO Technical Report No. 31/March 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2013
HEC Montreal, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
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Financial Sector, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, SEMCs

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Taming Financial Development to Reduce Crises

IMF Working Paper No. 19/94
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Sami Ben Naceur, Bertrand Candelon and Quentin Lajaunie
International Monetary Fund (IMF), affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Real interest rates, Negative interest rates, Financial safety nets, Exchange markets, Interest rate increases, financial Development, Banking crises, Regulation, bank crisis, logit, logit model, sub-indices

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The Impact of Capital Requirements on Banks' Cost of Intermediation and Performance: The Case of Egypt

Posted: 04 Oct 2007
Sami Ben Naceur and Magda Kandil
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Cost of intermediation, profitability, capital regulation, dynamic panel data

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Does Financial Market Liberalization Spur Economic and Financial Development in the MENA Region?

Posted: 09 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2014
Sami Ben Naceur, Samir Ghazouani and Mohammed Omran
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Higher School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ESSAI) and The Insurance Holding Company

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Stock market Liberalization, Economic and Investment Growth, Financial and Banking Sector Development, Dynamic Panel Data, MENA Countries

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Bank Capital and the Cost of Equity

Number of pages: 58
Mohamed Belkhir, Sami Ben Naceur, Ralph Chami and Anis Samet
UAE University, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management
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Cost of equity, Bank capital, Banking regulation, Financial stability