What is it about?

The purpose of this paper was to investigate the determinants of Islamic banks’ profitability using longitudinal data from 1992 to 2008 of almost all Islamic banks in the world.

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Why is it important?

The paper adds to the literature on the determinants of Islamic banks’ profitability for the reasons mentioned above. In addition, this study used a purified sample of Islamic banks (see the Data section for details). Furthermore, to the author’s knowledge, this is the first time deposit insurance has been included in a study related to Islamic banks’ profitability.

Perspectives

This paper will add significantly to the literature about Islamic finance as its a comprehensive paper.

Dr. AHMAD AL-HARBI
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND PLANNING SAUDI ARABIA

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of Islamic banks’ profitability: international evidence, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, August 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/imefm-12-2015-0161.
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