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Cross-border banking in Europe: An empirical investigation

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  • Josep García Blandón
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    This paper investigates bilateral trade in banking services within the European Union. The attention has been addressed to two main issues. First, to test the bank's motivations for setting up the different forms of overseas offices, and secondly, to assess the importance of barriers to entry across national European banking systems. Empirical results confirm the existence of different motivations for establishing representative offices, branches and subsidiaries in foreign locations. In addition, evidence has been achieved about the importance of non-regulatory barriers that could make difficult the existence of a single European market for banking services.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in its series Economics Working Papers with number 509.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2000
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    Keywords: Cross-border banking; barriers to entry and form of representation;

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    1. Donald Morgan & Bertrand Rime & Philip E. Strahan, 2004. "Bank Integration and State Business Cycles," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 119(4), pages 1555-1584, November.
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    3. Donald Morgan & Bertrand Rime & Philip E. Strahan, 2001. "Bank Integration and Business Volatility," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 02-10, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
    4. Allen N. Berger & Qinglei Dai & Steven Ongena & David C. Smith, 2002. "To what extent will the banking industry be globalized? a study of bank nationality and reach in 20 European nations," International Finance Discussion Papers 725, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).

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