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Remarks on Bank Competition and Convergence Dynamics


  • Mike G. Tsionas

    (Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YX, UK)


In a recent paper, Karadima and Louri use frontier-based measures of market power and bank competition in an application to Euro Area banking. The purpose of the present note is to access their paper in a critical way, as there are certain fallacies and errors.

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  • Mike G. Tsionas, 2020. "Remarks on Bank Competition and Convergence Dynamics," JRFM, MDPI, vol. 13(5), pages 1-5, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jjrfmx:v:13:y:2020:i:5:p:101-:d:360173

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    3. Maria Karadima & Helen Louri, 2020. "Bank Competition and Credit Risk in Euro Area Banking: Fragmentation and Convergence Dynamics," JRFM, MDPI, vol. 13(3), pages 1-28, March.
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    1. Maria Karadima & Helen Louri, 2020. "Reply to “Remarks on Bank Competition and Convergence Dynamics”," JRFM, MDPI, vol. 13(6), pages 1-6, June.

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