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Recent evidence on concentration and competition in Turkish banking sector

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  • Fatih MACIT

    (Suleyman Sah University, Istambul, Turkey)

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In this paper I investigate the concentration and competition in the Turkish banking sector by looking at the recent empirical evidence that covers the period from 2005 to 2010. I look at concentration indicators for different balance sheet items including total assets, loans, and deposits. I find that the degree of concentration did not show a big change since 2005; in fact for some balance sheet items it decreased. Besides that, using Panzar and Rosse's methodology, I look at the competition in Turkish banking sector during this period. I find that the Turkish banking sector is characterized by monopolistic competition and the degree of competition has decreased over the relevant period.

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  • Fatih MACIT, 2012. "Recent evidence on concentration and competition in Turkish banking sector," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(8(573)), pages 19-28, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:8(573):y:2012:i:8(573):p:19-28
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    competition; concentration; banking industry.;

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