标题：Officials on boards and the prudential behavior of banks: Evidence from China's city commercial banks
作者：Qian, Xianhang; Zhang, Guangli; Liu, Haiming
作者机构：[Qian, Xianhang; Liu, Haiming] Shandong Univ, Sch Econ, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Zhang, Guangli] Renmin Univ, Sch Finance, Beijing 更多
通讯作者地址：[Qian, XH]Shandong Univ, Sch Econ, 27 Southern Shanda Rd, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：CHINA ECONOMIC REVIEW
关键词：Political connection; Officials-and-directors; City commercial banks;; Prudential behavior
摘要：From the perspective of officials-and-directors (OADs), who are commonly appointed by the Chinese government to the banks it owns, this paper takes studies of government ownership and banks' behavior to the micro level of boards. We analyze the relationship between the special political connection of the OADs and banks' prudential behavior, using a sample of China's City Commercial Banks during 2006-2010. We further explore the impact of OADs' characteristics and the role of independent directors and female directors. The results indicate that banks with OADs exhibit lower prudential behavior, and the higher is the administrative rank of the OADs, the larger is the effect. And the older is the OADs, the larger is the effect. More importantly, the government ownership of banks does not have a significant and robust influence on their prudential behavior. Meanwhile, independent directors can significantly weaken the effect of the OADs, while female directors can enhance the prudential behavior of banks in the absence of OADs. Finally, our results persist even after controlling for sample selection bias and alternative variable measures. Our research contributes to the practice of improving bank governance and regulating systematic risk. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.