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Market Structure and the Banking Sector

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  • Benoit Julien

    () (Uastralian Graduate School of Management, School of Economics, and CAER)

  • Pere Gomis-Porqueras

    () (University of Miami)

Abstract

We propose a simple framework to explore how different market structures in the banking system affect credit allocation, and how deposits and number of entrepreneurs affect the equilibrium number of banks in the economy. We find that within the Marshallian aggregate surplus perspective, the number of entrants in the banking system is always larger than the socially optimal number of banks.

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  • Benoit Julien & Pere Gomis-Porqueras, 2007. "Market Structure and the Banking Sector," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(24), pages 1-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06d40019
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    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services

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