Banking concentration and the price-concentration relationship: the case of Brazil
AbstractIn this paper, we present a new measure of concentration that employs duality theory and a study on the evolution of banking concentration in the Brazilian banking system. We present evidence suggesting that this new measure of concentration is more informative than the usual Hirschman-Herfindahl Index (HHI), which is commonly employed in concentration studies. Finally, we study the relation between the banking structure (level of concentration) and price using a panel data model, macroeconomic and risk variables being controlled. There is no evidence that banking concentration leads to uncompetitive practices.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Accounting and Finance.
Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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banking concentration; Hirschman-Herfindahl Index; HHI; duality theory; Brazil; banking structure; price; competition; banks.;
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