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The relationship between bank competition and financial stability: a case study of the Mexican banking industry

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  • Raúl Osvaldo Fernández

    () (Financial Researcher, Directorate of Financial Stability, Banco de México. México, D.F.)

  • Jesús G. Garza-García

    () (Chief Mexico Economist, Itaú BBA. México, D.F.)

Abstract

This paper tests both the competition-fragility and competition-stability hypotheses in the Mexican banking sector for the period 2001-2008. In order to account for the degree of competition we use Lerner index, and the Z-index and the ratio of non-performing loans over total loans as proxies of financial stability and bank portfolio risks respectively. The main results indicate there is support for both hypotheses. However, the benefits of greater competition on the overall stability of the system outweigh the increases in bank portfolio risks.

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  • Raúl Osvaldo Fernández & Jesús G. Garza-García, 2015. "The relationship between bank competition and financial stability: a case study of the Mexican banking industry," Ensayos Revista de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia, vol. 0(1), pages 103-120, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ere:journl:v:xxxiv:y:2015:i:1:p:103-120
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    Keywords

    Financial Stability; Lerner index; Bank Competition; Mexican Banking Sector; Generalised Method of Moments (GMM);

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • N2 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions

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