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  • Jong-Kun Lee
  • Biaggio Bossone
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    This study investigates the relationship between production efficiency in financial intermediation and financial system size. The study predicts and tests for the existence of "systemic scale economies" (SSEs), whereby value-maximizing intermediaries operating in large systems are expected to have lower production costs and lower costs of risk absorption and reputation signaling than intermediaries operating in small systems. The study investigates different channels through which the SSEs work their effects through the intermediaries and estimates such effects using a large banking data panel. The study shows strongly supporting evidence in favor of SSEs. It also finds that the institutional environment, the risk environment, and market concentration affect significantly the production efficiency of financial intermediaries.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 02/113.

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    Length: 48
    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:02/113

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    Keywords: Banks; Financial intermediation; Financial systems; banking; financial capital; financial system; financial markets; bank size; financial market; equity capital; stock market; bank holding companies; bank holding; banking market; financial sector; financial capitalization; financial economics; financial resources; banking system; bank risk; banking activities; banking systems; bank market; financial services; stock exchange; financial intermediaries; banking industry; bank loan; domestic financial system; stock markets; banking business; financial strength; financial statements; bank loans; bank interest; domestic capital; financial institutions; international financial statistics; bank mergers; banking sector; domestic capital markets; stock exchanges; bank profits; deposit interest rates; banking firm; banking markets; banking information; prudential regulation; bank interest rate; emerging stock markets; banking system failures; stock market capitalization; financial structure; bank equities; cash flow; disintermediation; banking institutions; bank runs; banks with asset; demand deposit; banking regulation; automated clearing house; banking technology; banking crises; bank capitalization; country comparison; earning asset; financial sector development; deposit interest; financial stability; automated teller; bankers; bank investors; financial regulation; accounting standard; risky banks; bank consolidation; bank data; stock market development; stock exchange transaction; bank credit; bank lending; development banking; stock market turnover; bank interest margins; clearing house; bank managers; bank of korea;

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    1. Alicia García Herrero & Javier Santillán & Sonsoles Gallego & Lucía Cuadro & Carlos Egea, 2002. "Latin American Financial Development in Perspective," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0216, Banco de Espa�a.
    2. M. Kabir Hassan & Benito Sanchez, 2007. "Efficiency Determinants and Dynamic Efficiency Changes in Latin American Banking Industries," NFI Working Papers 2007-WP-32, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.

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