Value relevance of banks: Global evidence

Asokan Anandarajan, Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Kose John

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

32 Scopus citations


Using 28,785 observations of 813 banking institutions in 38 countries during the 1993-2004 period, this study investigates among others, the role of transparency, accounting standards, legal, financing, corporate, and banking environments at the country level and size, risk, and organization form at the bank-specific level affecting the extent of value relevance. The evidence indicates that at the macro-level, the extent of mandated accounting disclosure, differences in accounting measurement practices, and type of legal environment, were the most influencing factors affecting the extent of value relevance of earnings and book values. At the bank-level, the organizational form and risk had the most impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-55
Number of pages23
JournalReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Finance


  • Book values
  • Earnings
  • Equity valuation
  • Value relevance


Dive into the research topics of 'Value relevance of banks: Global evidence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this