The Impact of the Sovereign Debt Crisis on the Efficiency of Foreign Banks in Turkey

Ersoy İ. S. , Çağıl G.

Marmara Journal of European Studies, cilt.25, ss.131-145, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: Marmara Journal of European Studies
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-145


The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of Euro-zone sovereign debt crisis on the efficiency of foreign banks in Turkey. Results of the maximum likelihood estimates of the stochastic frontier production and cost functions illustrate that except one bank with capital from one of the GIIPS countries, the efficiencies of foreign banks have not been affected from the sovereign debt crisis. Results suggest that if the banking industry is strong in a country than the effects of crises do not have considerable impact on the banking sector in general, foreign banks in particular.