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Financial Performance of European Cooperative Banks
Kuc, Matěj ; Teplý, Petr (advisor) ; Tůma, Zdeněk (referee) ; Tripe, David (referee) ; Witzany, Jiří (referee)
This dissertation consists of four essays dealing with the financial performance of European cooperative banks. We focus on a comparison between the performance of cooperative banks and that of shareholder-owned commercial banks. Furthermore, we compare different cooperative banking models in Europe, paying special attention to the Czech credit union sector. In the individual essays, we examine different performance measures depicting profitability, stability and cost efficiency. The topic of the financial performance of cooperative banks is highly relevant, as cooperative banks are structurally different from the standard commercial banking model and they have a significant market share in several European countries, while most of the empirical literature focused on banking financial performance is devoted solely to commercial banks. The first essay of this dissertation thesis empirically assesses the financial performance of Czech credit unions compared to that of cooperative banks from 15 European countries in terms of their profitability and stability. Employing dynamic panel data methods, we reveal that the performance of Czech credit unions in terms of both profitability and stability is worse than that of their European peers. In the second essay, we compare the financial performance of cooperative...
Financial performance of credit unions in the Czech Republic
Kuc, Matěj ; Teplý, Petr (advisor) ; Džmuráňová, Hana (referee)
This thesis is interested in relative performance of highly criticized Czech credit unions. Theoretical part comments on their historical development, makes international comparison and shows possible development of legislation. We created two unique datasets to assess financial performance of Czech credit unions in subsequent empirical part. The first one contains Czech credit unions' and commercial banks' data. The second one is established to make a comparison of Czech credit unions with cooperative banks operating elsewhere in the EU. Both are based on annual data between 2007 and 2012 period. System GMM method is employed as main instrument of our empirical analysis and alternative panel data methods are used as supplementary techniques. We focused our analysis on comparison of relative profitability and stability measures of Czech credit unions. The results revealed their poor performance in the given time period. According to our estimates, they resembled rather small commercial banks than cooperative ones. The negative relationship between Czech credit unions' stability measure (Z-score) and their asset size is especially striking. Moreover, Z- score of Czech credit unions decreased sharply in 2012. Such development was observed neither in case of Czech commercial banks nor in other...
Cryptocurrencies and financial secrecy
Poizlová, Stanislava ; Palanský, Miroslav (advisor) ; Kuc, Matěj (referee)
We study the short-term effect of the first global multilateral standard for automatic exchange of information (AEIO), the so-called Common Reporting Standard (CRS), on the volume of exchanges of money to cryptocurrencies. We hypothesize that following the introduction of information exchange between source countries and tax havens, the amount of money in the tax havens' cur- rencies exchanged to cryptocurrencies increases. Our results complement prior findings of the literature that deposits in tax havens decrease following AEIO. Through our model, we find that CRS induced a 40% increase, on average, in the volume exchanged to/from Bitcoin. Around the time of the introduction of CRS, volume exchanged to/from Bitcoin increased the most for currencies GBP, CHF, and USD. Keywords common reporting standard, cryptocurrencies, cross-border deposits, automatic exchange of in- formation Title Cryptocurrencies and Financial Secrecy Author's e-mail Supervisor's e-mail
The Prize Money Distribution in UEFA Champions League
Scharf, Šimon ; Janhuba, Radek (advisor) ; Kuc, Matěj (referee)
Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide, thanks to such popularity huge market evolved around the sport and thus attracted economists' attention. As a sport, it also represents an ideal environment for testing various hypotheses of contest theory. In this thesis, data from the UEFA Champions League are used to evaluate the prize money distribution. We begin our analysis with primary characteristics of the contest that are fundamental for the contest designer, for example, the heterogeneity of the contestants. In the main part, we assess the incentive effect of the prize. While this phenomenon was previously studied on data from individual sport, we explore this topic in the context of team sports using the data from the knock-out stages of the tournament. The results show prevailing evidence in support of the incentive effect of the prize. Alternative models are also provided to check for robustness and they mostly confirm our results.
Macroeconomic factors of bank profitability in the EU
Lukášková, Karolína ; Kuc, Matěj (advisor) ; Teplý, Petr (referee)
This thesis focuses on a sample of banks operating in the European Union during 2010-2017. Using econometric analysis, the impact of government spending was examined as well as fiscal freedom and monetary freedom on bank profitability. The GMM system method was employed as the main instrument of empirical analysis and data from analysis was obtained from the BankScope database and from The Heritage Foundation. The results of the analysis show a significant negative impact from government spending and monetary freedom on the bank's profitability. However, the impact of fiscal freedom is insignificant.
Are Cryptocurrencies Gambling Asset?
Novotný, Filip ; Krištoufek, Ladislav (advisor) ; Kuc, Matěj (referee)
Cryptocurrencies are newly emerging asset class that has received a lot of at- tention recently. Many investors are considering investing in them as a way of portfolio diversification. This thesis examines whether cryptocurrencies are gambling assets which could be important for investors' decision making and also for better understanding of the cryptocurrencies themselves. Gambling asset is understood in terms of stocks and therefore a comparison of crypto- currency and stock lottery characteristics is made. It is shown that in most time periods it cannot be said that cryptocurrencies exhibit larger lottery characteristics. Furthermore, it is shown that Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash and Monero would classify as gambling asset, however, Bitcoin would not. JEL classification C12, C38, C55, G11, O33 Keywords cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, gambling, gambling asset, investment Author's e-mail Supervisor's e-mail 1
Volatility transmission between oil prices and European stock market
Nechvátalová, Lenka ; Kočenda, Evžen (advisor) ; Kuc, Matěj (referee)
This thesis examines transmissions of returns and volatility between crude oil and stock indices from different sectors of economy. We will be using daily Brent crude futures and Euro Stoxx sector indices from 1992 to 2017. For the analysis we employ bivariate VAR BEKK-GARCH model to simultaneously estimate the conditional mean and variance equations, to investigate the causal relationships between the variables. In addition we use the results of our estimation to calculate optimal portfolio weights and hedge ratios. The results show Granger causality from oil to most of the individual sectors, reverse relationship exists in two cases. We found unidirectional volatility spillovers from stock sectors to oil in majority of cases and in 4 sectors the spillover was bidirectional. Keywords volatility transmissions, VAR GARCH model, crude oil prices, stock sector indices 1
Impact of sovereign debt crisis in Greece on its neighboring countries
Papoušek, Radan ; Geršl, Adam (advisor) ; Kuc, Matěj (referee)
In this thesis, I analyze contagious effects stemming from Greece to Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, and Turkey during the Greek sovereign debt crisis. Using the VAR framework, I estimate adjusted cross-market correlation coefficients, and then test them on con- tagion. My research is based on examination of 10-year sovereign bonds and stock market indices in time period spanning from December 2004 to August 2012. The thesis finds that contagious impacts arising from the Greek crisis were present in all the examined countries. I also find significant interdependence among some of the examined countries. The existence of transmission channels suggests that the crisis could spread easily from Greece.

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