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Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi

Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi »

Source: Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi

Volume/Issue: 2002/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ephraim Chirwa , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451842302

Keywords: interest spreads, financial liberalization, banking, financial sector, banking system, reserve requirement, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets,

This study investigates the impact of financial sector reforms on interest rate spreads in the commercial banking system in Malawi. The financial reform program commenced in 1989 when both the Reserve Bank Act and...

Recent Developments in European Bank Competition

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Source: Recent Developments in European Bank Competition

Volume/Issue: 2011/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yu Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455268481

Keywords: bank competition, EMU, commercial banks, foreign banks, domestic banks, banking system, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets,

This paper investigates the degree of bank competition in the euro area, the U.S. and U.K. before and after the recent financial crisis, and revisits the issue whether the introduction of EMU and the euro have had...

Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

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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...

Consolidation and Market Structure in Emerging Market Banking Systems

Consolidation and Market Structure in Emerging Market Banking Systems »

Source: Consolidation and Market Structure in Emerging Market Banking Systems

Volume/Issue: 2002/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859478

Keywords: market structure, Panzar and Rosse methodology, contestability, monopolistic competition, banking systems, monopoly, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets, Economics of Regulation,

This paper examines the evolution of market structure in emerging market banking systems during the 1990s. While significant bank consolidation has been taking place in these countries, reflected in a sharp decline...

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...

Injury Investigations in anti-Dumping and the Super-Additivity Effect

Injury Investigations in anti-Dumping and the Super-Additivity Effect »

Source: Injury Investigations in anti-Dumping and the Super-Additivity Effect : A Theoretical Explanation

Volume/Issue: 2001/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , and Arvind Panagariya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853346

Keywords: Anti-dumping, cumulation, injury investigation, probability, free-rider problem, international trade, equation, domestic market, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets,

Empirical evidence shows that injury investigations in anti-dumping cases conducted by the United States International Trade Commission, the probability of a positive finding is higher when the number of defendant...

Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited

Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited »

Source: Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited : New Theory and New Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/297

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Abu M. Jalal , and John Boyd

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865578

Keywords: Bank Competition, Concentration, Risk, Asset Allocations, banking, predictions, instrumental variables, probability, bank profits, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets,

This paper studies two new models in which banks face a non-trivial asset allocation decision. The first model (CVH) predicts a negative relationship between banks' risk of failure and concentration, indicating a t...

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

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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...

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...