Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Klaus Schaeck
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 September 2007
Keywords: Bank capital ratios, market structure, regulation, banking, statistic, statistics, bank capital, deposit insurance,
We use data for more than 2,600 European banks to test whether increased competition causes banks to hold higher capital ratios. Employing panel data techniques, and distinguishing between the competitive conduct o...