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Switching Costs in the Deposit Market

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This paper derives switching costs endogenously as a trade-off between service quality and the interest rate faced by a depositor who values the services provided by banks. In a market with known interest rates and uncertain service, the depositor must locate satisfactory bank service. The depositor who establishes a good reputation with the satisfactory bank enjoys improved relationship-specific service. The improvement produces utility gains from remaining with the bank. These gains result in trade-off. In the long-run of this market, when banks are forward looking, such switching costs facilitate monopsonistic determination of deposit rates. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Zephirin, M G, 1994. "Switching Costs in the Deposit Market," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 104(423), pages 455-461, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:104:y:1994:i:423:p:455-61
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    1. Chakravarty, Sugato & Feinberg, Richard & Rhee, Eun-Young, 2004. "Relationships and individuals' bank switching behavior," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 507-527, August.
    2. Elizabeth K. Kiser, 2002. "Household switching behavior at depository institutions: evidence from survey data," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2002-44, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    3. Elizabeth Kiser, 2002. "Predicting Household Switching Behavior and Switching Costs at Depository Institutions," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 20(4), pages 349-365, June.
    4. Nicola Branzoli, 2016. "Price dispersion and consumer inattention: evidence from the market of bank accounts," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 1082, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
    5. James Gilkeson & John List & Craig Ruff, 1999. "Evidence of Early Withdrawal in Time Deposit Portfolios," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 15(2), pages 103-122, March.

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