Relationship between Risk-taking, Capital Regulation and Bank Performance: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh
Keywords:capital regulation; risk-taking; commercial banks, panel data analysis; performance.
This paper attempts to analyse the relationships between risk-taking, capital regulation and performance in banking sector of Bangladesh. We use Generalized Methods of Moments (GMM) in an unbalanced panel data using 38 commercial banks of Bangladesh for a period of 2007-2016. The empirical results show a significant negative relation between risk taking and capital regulation. Results also reveal that there is a significant positive relation between capital regulation and performance, and a significant negative relation between risk and performance. This study provides various suggestions about risk management and capital adequacy for the regulators, stakeholders and government.