• Muhamad Anindya Hiroshi Purbayanto School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Taufik Faturohman School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Yulianti Yulianti School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Arson Aliludin School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Keywords: Risk taking behavior, Non-performing financing (NPF), Threshold regression, Islamic banks.


This study analyzes the risk-taking behavior of Indonesian Islamic Banks by examining whether the relation between financing Growth rate and non-performing financing (NPF). We employ threshold regression models and bank-level data of 24 Islamic banks (full-fledged Islamic banks and Islamic banking windows) covering the period from 2009 to 2019. We find evidence for the excessive risk-taking of Islamic Banks. More specifically, while the relation between NPF and FGR is negative when the one-lagged NPF is below the threshold (estimated to be 5.42%), it turns positive once it is above the threshold. This means that banks with NPF above the 5.42 percent threshold tend to take risky loans.


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How to Cite
Purbayanto, M. A. H., Faturohman, T., Yulianti, Y., & Aliludin, A. (2022). DO ISLAMIC BANKS IN INDONESIA TAKE EXCESSIVE RISK IN THEIR FINANCING ACTIVITIES?. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 8(1), 149 - 160.