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A new way to assess banking competition

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  • Tabacco, Giovanni Alberto

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This paper proposes a new empirical framework to measure banking competition. The method developed delivers a robust monotonic relationship between the measure and toughness of price competition. Furthermore, the proposed competition measure can be readily applied to other industries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 167-169

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:167-169

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Keywords: Competition measure; Endogenous market structure; Banking industry;

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