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A new way to assess banking competition

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This paper proposes a new empirical framework to measure banking competition. The method developed delivers a robust monotonic relationship between the measure and toughness of price competition. Furthermore, the proposed competition measure can be readily applied to other industries.

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  • Tabacco, Giovanni Alberto, 2013. "A new way to assess banking competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 167-169.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:167-169
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.07.028
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    1. Tabacco, Giovanni Alberto, 2015. "Does competition spur innovation? Evidence from labor productivity data for the banking industry," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 45-47.

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    Keywords

    Competition measure; Endogenous market structure; Banking industry;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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