Data for: Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Does bank ownership matter?

Published: 6 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nx6nw7trs9.1
Victor Murinde,
Desire Kanga,
Issouf Soumare


This is the dataset we used to investigate the simultaneous relationship among bank capital, risk and profitability, taking into account bank ownership and the emergence of Pan-African cross-border banks. The data contains hand-collected bank level data from all the 8 countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries for the period 2000-2014. The countries are split into lower middle-income (LMICs) and low-income (LICs) according to the World Bank classification. In addition to bank level data, there is data on macroeconomic aggregates for the 8 countries.