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The impact of banking regulations and accounting standards on estimating discretionary loan loss provisions
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Volume: 102068

Loan loss provisions (LLP) are relatively large accruals for commercial banks. The discretionary nature of LLP makes them particularly useful in examining the impact of regulations on managerial behaviour. The accounting standards in emerging countries are often rule-based instead of the principle-based approach adopted in developed countries. We propose and compare a new specification incorporating the rule-based approach with nine widely employed LLP specifications used in the literature. We show empirically, employing a range of model selection criteria, that our proposed specification is more suitable for understanding the information content of LLP in emerging countries. In this study, all the specifications are compared and examined using data from India, a large and important emerging economy.

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JournalFinance Research Letters
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