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Industrial Loans and Market Structure

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  • Gonzalez-Maestre, M.
  • Granero, L.M.

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This paper is concerned with the interactions between the structure of the banking sector and the product market. We consider a framework where firms' installation costs are financed by means of industrial loans from specialized banks. Initially, we assume that an exogenous number of banks compete in providing loans before the firms compete in prices in a market with product differentiation. We show that even a small decrease in the number of banks can cause a dramatic fall in competition among firms.

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Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 396.97.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:396.97

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Keywords: BANKS ; LOANS ; OLIGOPOLIES;

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  1. Kotsios, Panayotis, 2010. "Regulatory Barriers to Entry in Industrial Sectors," MPRA Paper 27976, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Gonzalez-Maestre, Miguel & Granero, Luis M., 2003. "Industrial loans and market structure," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 47(5), pages 841-855, October.
  3. Giacinta Cestone & Lucy White, . "Anti-Competitive Financial Contracting: The Design Of Financial Claims," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 453.00, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
  4. Viktors Stebunovs & Fabio Ghironi, 2008. "The Domestic and International Effects of Financial Deregulation," 2008 Meeting Papers 676, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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