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Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community »

Source: Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Volume/Issue: 2012/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarah Sanya , and Matthew Gaertner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463933173

Keywords: East African Community, H-statistic, Lerner Index, banking system, banking sector, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative, Market Structure And Pricing,

This paper is an empirical analysis of competitiveness in the banking system of four out of the five East African Community (EAC) countries2. The results show that the degree of competition is low due to a combinat...

Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC »

Source: Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

Volume/Issue: 2007/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jérôme Vacher , and Samer Saab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865677

Keywords: CEMAC, monetary union, banking sector integration, bank competition, banking, excess liquidity, banking sector, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models, General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium: Other, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper considers the extent of retail banking integration in the Communauté Economique et Monétaire d'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) and the level of bank competition at the regional level. Using a mix of quantitativ...

Competition in the Financial Sector

Competition in the Financial Sector »

Source: Competition in the Financial Sector : Overview of Competition Policies

Volume/Issue: 2009/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871937

Keywords: competition policy, contestability, stability, degree of competition, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance

As in other sectors, competition in finance matters for allocative, productive and dynamic efficiency. Theory suggests, however, that unfettered competition is not first best given the special features of finance....

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community »

Volume/Issue: 2012/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarah Sanya , and Matthew Gaertner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463933173.001

ISBN: 9781463933173

Keywords: East African Community, H-statistic, Lerner Index, banking system, banking sector, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative, Market Structure And Pricing,

This paper is an empirical analysis of competitiveness in the banking system of four out of the five East African Community (EAC) countries2. The results show that the degree of competition is low due to a combinat...

Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC »

Volume/Issue: 2007/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jérôme Vacher , and Samer Saab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865677.001

ISBN: 9781451865677

Keywords: CEMAC, monetary union, banking sector integration, bank competition, banking, excess liquidity, banking sector, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models, General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium: Other, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper considers the extent of retail banking integration in the Communauté Economique et Monétaire d'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) and the level of bank competition at the regional level. Using a mix of quantitativ...

Competition in the Financial Sector
			: Overview of Competition Policies

Competition in the Financial Sector : Overview of Competition Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2009/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871937.001

ISBN: 9781451871937

Keywords: competition policy, contestability, stability, degree of competition, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance

As in other sectors, competition in finance matters for allocative, productive and dynamic efficiency. Theory suggests, however, that unfettered competition is not first best given the special features of finance....

Sources of Contagion
			: Finance or Trade?

Sources of Contagion : Finance or Trade? »

Volume/Issue: 1999/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856620.001

ISBN: 9781451856620

Keywords: Contagion, currency crisis, financial spillovers, competition, financial contagion

This paper presents evidence that spillovers through bank lending, as opposed to trade linkages and country characteristics, can help explain contagion. We construct a measure of competition for bank funds and find...

Sources of Contagion

Sources of Contagion »

Source: Sources of Contagion : Finance or Trade?

Volume/Issue: 1999/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451856620

Keywords: Contagion, currency crisis, financial spillovers, competition, financial contagion

This paper presents evidence that spillovers through bank lending, as opposed to trade linkages and country characteristics, can help explain contagion. We construct a measure of competition for bank funds and find...