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Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

Do Brazilian Banks Compete? »

Source: Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

Volume/Issue: 2003/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451853728

Keywords: Market structure, banking, banking system, bank intermediation, foreign banks, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

More developed financial systems are associated with higher investment and better economic performance. This paper discusses possible factors that may inhibit a deepening of bank intermediation and more efficient b...

Competition and Efficiency in Banking

Competition and Efficiency in Banking »

Source: Competition and Efficiency in Banking : Behavioral Evidence from Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2005/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johan Mathisen , and Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860368

Keywords: banking competition, banking, banking sector, banking system, banking industry, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

This paper assesses the degree of bank competition and discusses efficiency with regard to banks' financial intermediation in Ghana. By applying panel data to variables derived from a theoretical model, we find evi...

Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

Do Brazilian Banks Compete? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853728.001

ISBN: 9781451853728

Keywords: Market structure, banking, banking system, bank intermediation, foreign banks, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

More developed financial systems are associated with higher investment and better economic performance. This paper discusses possible factors that may inhibit a deepening of bank intermediation and more efficient b...

Competition and Efficiency in Banking
			: Behavioral Evidence from Ghana

Competition and Efficiency in Banking : Behavioral Evidence from Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2005/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johan Mathisen , and Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860368.001

ISBN: 9781451860368

Keywords: banking competition, banking, banking sector, banking system, banking industry, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

This paper assesses the degree of bank competition and discusses efficiency with regard to banks' financial intermediation in Ghana. By applying panel data to variables derived from a theoretical model, we find evi...

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados »

Source: The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2006/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama , and Wendell Samuel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864717

Keywords: Interest rate spreads, Monetary policy regime, bank spreads, banking, bank size, deposit rate, financial intermediation, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The paper analyzes the determinants of banking spreads in Barbados, with a view to identifying the role of the monetary policy regime in explaining high spreads. The paper finds that interest rate spreads for Barba...

South Africa

South Africa »

Source: South Africa : The Cyclical Behavior of the Markups and its Implications for Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2011/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902155

Keywords: Counter-cyclical markups, output gap-inflation co-movement, inflation, gdp deflator, monetary economics, inflation targeting framework, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The study looks at the cyclical behavior of the markups and assesses its impact on inflation dynamics. The analysis finds that the aggregate level of the private sector's markup is relatively high, thus pointing to...

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados »

Volume/Issue: 2006/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama , and Wendell Samuel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864717.001

ISBN: 9781451864717

Keywords: Interest rate spreads, Monetary policy regime, bank spreads, banking, bank size, deposit rate, financial intermediation, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The paper analyzes the determinants of banking spreads in Barbados, with a view to identifying the role of the monetary policy regime in explaining high spreads. The paper finds that interest rate spreads for Barba...

South Africa
			: The Cyclical Behavior of the Markups and its Implications for Monetary Policy

South Africa : The Cyclical Behavior of the Markups and its Implications for Monetary Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2011/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463904258.001

ISBN: 9781463902155

Keywords: Counter-cyclical markups, output gap-inflation co-movement, inflation, gdp deflator, monetary economics, inflation targeting framework, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The study looks at the cyclical behavior of the markups and assesses its impact on inflation dynamics. The analysis finds that the aggregate level of the private sector's markup is relatively high, thus pointing to...

Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality

Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality »

Source: Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2001/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stefania Scandizzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451843002

Keywords: counterfeit goods, vertical product differentiation, inequality, product differentiation, market structure, consumer surplus, patent protection, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance,

This paper examines the effect of counterfeit goods in a world where consumers are differentiated by level of income and innovation is quality enhancing. Counterfeit goods are defined as products with the same char...

Barriers to Retail Competition and Prices

Barriers to Retail Competition and Prices »

Source: Barriers to Retail Competition and Prices : Evidence From Spain

Volume/Issue: 2006/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864915

Keywords: Barriers to entry, Cournot-Nash model, regulation in goods markets, and panel cointegration, statistics, significance level, cointegration, imperfect competition, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection, Prices

Why do prices in Spain's regions fail to converge? The prime suspects for this puzzling result are differences in regional barriers to entry in retail distribution. This paper develops a Cournot-Nash model of imper...