Banking Consolidation in Nigeria
AbstractThis study examines the Nigerian banking consolidation process using a dynamic panel for the period 2000-2010. The Arellano and Bond (1991) dynamic GMM approach is adopted to estimate a cost function taking into account the possible endogeneity of the covariates. The main finding is that the Nigerian banking sector has benefited from the consolidation process, and specifically that foreign ownership, mergers and acquisitions and bank size decrease costs. Directions for future research are also discussed.
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Nigeria; banking consolidation; dynamic panels;
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- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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