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Effects of a bank consolidation promotion policy: evaluating the 1927 Bank Law in Japan

  • Okazaki, Tetsuji
  • Sawada, Michiru
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    Este artículo investiga el impacto de las consolidaciones bancarias promovidas por la política del gobierno, utilizando datos del Japón de antes de la guerra, cuando el Ministerio de Economía promovió consolidaciones bancarias a través de la Ley Bancaria de 1927. Aducimos que la consolidación promovida por esta política tuvo un efecto positivo en el aumento de los depósitos, especialmente para el periodo en el que el sistema financiero se encontraba en un punto inestable. Por otro lado, tuvo un efecto negativo sobre la rentabilidad, en particular en los casos donde no había una entidad bancaria dominante entre los participantes o cuando más de dos entidades bancarias participaban en la consolidación. La consolidación promovida por la política gubernamental en estos casos solía acompañarse de enormes costes de organización.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Financial History Review.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 01 (April)
    Pages: 29-61

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:fihrev:v:14:y:2007:i:01:p:29-61_00
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