The effect of potential foreign entry in the banking sector
The existing literature ignores the effects of potential foreign entry on domestic banks in the process of financial liberalization. Empirical investigation of these effects is rare in practice due to the difficulties in observation and identification. Upon accession to the WTO, the China government committed to an opening timetable for the local-currency transactions. This timetable s an ideal setting to examine whether the potential entry of foreign banks has pro-competitive effects on the domestic banking market. Our empirical results show that domestic banks lower their interest margins in response to potential competition, and accordingly their before-tax profits decline. This signifies that efficiency gains in the banking sector also arise from potential foreign entry.
Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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