This chapter investigates the presence of a difference in the systemic risk level between Islamic and conventional banks in Bangladesh. The authors compare systemic resilience of three types of banks: fully fledged Islamic banks, purely conventional banks (CB), and CB with Islamic windows. The authors use the market-based systemic risk measures of marginal expected shortfall and systemic risk to identify which type is more vulnerable to a systemic event. The authors also use ΔCoVaR to identify which type contributes more to a systemic event. Using a sample of observations on 27 publicly traded banks operating over the 2005–2014 period, the authors find that CB is the least resilient sector to a systemic event, and is the one that has the highest contribution to systemic risk during crisis times.
Hashem, S.Q. and Abdeljawad, I. (2018), "Islamic Banks’ Resilience to Systemic Risks: Myth or Reality-Evidence from Bangladesh", Hassan, M.K. and Rashid, M. (Ed.) Management of Islamic Finance: Principle, Practice, and Performance (International Finance Review, Vol. 19), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 37-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1569-376720180000019003
Emerald Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2019 Emerald Publishing Limited