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Empirical evidence on the relationships between concentration and profitability in Latin American banking

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  • Arize, Augustine C.
  • Kallianotis, Ioannis N.
  • Kasibhatla, Krishna M.
  • Malindretos, John
  • Rivera-Solis, Luis Eduardo
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    There has been growth in globalization as a result of increased liberalization. This has also resulted in an increase in the role of financial institutions, such as banks. It is the purpose of this study to test Classen’s (2001) hypothesis that increase foreign bank presence has positive welfare implications and that the functioning of national banking markets are improved as a result. Using financial data for 2003 this paper will examine the influence of foreign bank entry on Latin American domestic markets.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34902.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in American Business Review No.1.Vol.XX(2010): pp. 87-96
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34902

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    Keywords: Latin American banking; Concentration and Profitability; Foreign Bank Influence;

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    1. Claessens, Stijn & Demirguc-Kunt, Asli & Huizinga, Harry, 1998. "How does foreign entry affect the domestic banking market?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1918, The World Bank.
    2. Kumbhakar, Subal C, et al, 2001. "The Effects of Deregulation on the Performance of Financial Institutions: The Case of Spanish Savings Banks," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 33(1), pages 101-20, February.
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