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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...

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry »

Source: Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Volume/Issue: 1998/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451951547

Keywords: Loan Market, Barriers to Entry, Spatial Competition, competition, banking, banking industry, barrier to entry, mergers

The paper analyzes the effects of informational asymmetries on the market structure of the banking industry in a multi-period model of spatial competition. All lenders face uncertainty with regard to borrowers&#x20...

Bank Competition and Financial Stability

Bank Competition and Financial Stability »

Source: Bank Competition and Financial Stability : A General Equilibrium Exposition

Volume/Issue: 2011/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcella Lucchetta , and Gianni De Nicolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927295

Keywords: General Equilibrium, Bank Competition, competition, bank risk, market competition, banking

We study versions of a general equilibrium banking model with moral hazard under either constant or increasing returns to scale of the intermediation technology used by banks to screen and/or monitor borrowers. If...

Bank Competition and Firm Creation

Bank Competition and Firm Creation »

Source: Bank Competition and Firm Creation

Volume/Issue: 2001/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451843910

Keywords: bank competition, banking industry, degree of competition, Asymmetric Information, Growth,

This paper investigates the empirical relationship between competition in the financial sector and the creation of firms in the non-financial sector. It finds that bank competition has an overall positive effect on...

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries : The Case of Uganda

Volume/Issue: 2005/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862591

Keywords: Efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis, banking, banking system, banking sector, banking systems,

There is a concern that the state-dominated, inefficient, and fragile banking systems in many low-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are a major hindrance to economic growth. This paper systematica...

Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited

Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited »

Source: Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2003/114

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , and John Boyd

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451853810

Keywords: bank risk shifting, banking, deposit insurance, bank risk, bank markets, Bank risk-shifting,

This study reinvestigates the theoretical relationship between competition in banking and banks' exposure to risk of failure. There is a large existing literature that concludes that when banks are confronted with...

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 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...

Competition in Indian Banking

Competition in Indian Banking »

Source: Competition in Indian Banking

Volume/Issue: 2005/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861600

Keywords: Panzar-Rosse statistics, banking sector, banking system, banking industry,

It is widely perceived that competition in the Indian banking sector has increased since the inception of the financial sector reforms in 1992. Using annual data on scheduled commercial banks for the period 1996-20...

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...