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The Competitive Advantage of Incumbents: Evidence from Newly Liberalized Banking Industries

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  • Valeriya Dinger
  • Jürgen von Hagen

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The paper analyzes banking competition in newly liberalized banking industries, where the incumbent banks still dominate the deposit market but are exposed to substantial loan market competition. We argue that incumbent banks, due to their preferential position in the deposit market, are able to generate higher margins than new entrants. Moreover, margins of new entrants are negatively affected by the incumbents' preferential position in the deposit market. The analysis is based on data from 296 banks from ten Central and Eastern European countries for the period 1995-2004.

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  • Valeriya Dinger & Jürgen von Hagen, 2011. "The Competitive Advantage of Incumbents: Evidence from Newly Liberalized Banking Industries," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 167(4), pages 578-607, December.
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    1. Lars Norden & Martin Weber, 2010. "Funding Modes of German Banks: Structural Changes and their Implications," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 38(2), pages 69-93, December.
    2. Valeriya Dinger & Jürgen Von Hagen, 2009. "Does Interbank Borrowing Reduce Bank Risk?," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 41(2-3), pages 491-506, March.
    3. Paolo Coccorese & Giovanni Ferri, 2017. "Is Competition Among Cooperative Banks a Negative Sum Game?," CERBE Working Papers wpC19, CERBE Center for Relationship Banking and Economics.

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    • 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

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