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Economies of scale and scope at depository financial institutions: a review of the literature

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  • Jeffrey A. Clark

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Changes in laws and regulations for the financial industry could reshape the structure of the banking industry, especially if the changes allow banks to achieve cost economies. The evidence suggests that large diversified banks have not enjoyed substantial cost advantages over smaller institutions.

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  • Jeffrey A. Clark, 1988. "Economies of scale and scope at depository financial institutions: a review of the literature," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Sep, pages 16-33.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedker:y:1988:i:sep:p:16-33:n:v.73no.8
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    Economies of scale ; Banking structure;

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