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Alaa Razia currently works at the Department of Islamic Banking, An-Najah National University . PhD in Financial Economics with expertise of predictive models (applied to firm in the banking sector, published in indexed journals). Also, knowledge of deep learning tools and accounting and financial analysis. Currently my research topics are related banking , insurance and Islamic finance.
This paper tests the relationship between competition and bank stability for 356 banks operating in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) countries during the period 2005-2012. Our results show that for the overall sample, a U-shaped relationship between competition and banks’ risk taking for MENA banks. The negative linear relationship between Z-Sco...
This paper has analyzed cost efficiency and its determinants in Middle Eastern and Northern African (MENA) countries during the 2005–2012 period. Our results have shown that cost efficiency is positively related with economic performance, but the level of concentration and market share has a negative influence on the former, thus supporting the Qui...
This paper tests four related theories on the relationships among market structure, profitability, and efficiency using a stochastic frontier analysis and dynamic panel data for 201 banks in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries during the 2005–2012 period. The results show that neither the structure–conduct–performance hypothesis nor the e...
The Middle East North Africa (MENA) banking system has experienced significant developments in recent years. This is related mainly to deregulation of financial services, which lead to a debate on whether competition can improve the performance and efficiency of the banks. This paper tests four hypotheses that have been proposed in the literature o...