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Competition among banks: good or bad?

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  • Nicola Cetorelli

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What are the pros and cons of bank competition? This article presents an overview of the most recent research on the economic role of bank competition. Contrary to the received wisdom that competition in the banking industry is necessarily welfare enhancing, theoretical analyses and empirical evidence also identify possible negative economic effects. This broader view offers food for thought for regulators and policymakers.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
Pages: 38-48

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qii:p:38-48:n:v.25no.2

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  1. Michiel van Leuvensteijn & Jacob A. Bikker & Adrian van Rixtel & Christoffer Kok-Sørensen, 2007. "A new approach to measuring competition in the loan markets of the euro area," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0736, Banco de Espa�a.
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  3. Patrick Brämer & Horst Gischer, 2012. "Domestic Systemically Important Banks: An Indicator-Based Measurement Approach for the Australian Banking System," FEMM Working Papers 120003, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management.
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  17. Alvaro García M. & Andrea Repetto L. & Sergio Rodríguez E. & Rodrigo Valdés P., 2003. "Concentración, Hold-up e Información de las Colocaciones Bancarias: Evidencia de Empresas Chilenas," Journal Economía Chilena (The Chilean Economy), Central Bank of Chile, vol. 6(3), pages 27-44, December.

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