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Consolidation in the Banking Industry: A Homework Assignment

  • Kent T. Saunders
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    This paper introduces ideas on how to incorporate the internet and spreadsheets as research tools in the study of the effects of consolidation, specifically the effects of consolidation in the banking industry. A homework assignment is described that can be used in any course dealing with consolidation (e.g. managerial economics or money and banking). The homework assignment outlines procedures that can be used to: access insured commercial bank data for a specific state, create a chart to plot return on assets by the natural log of total assets, and run a regression of return on assets as a function of the natural log of total assets using Microsoft Excel.

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    Article provided by New York State Economics Association (NYSEA) in its journal New York Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 55-60

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    Handle: RePEc:nye:nyervw:v:31:y:2000:i:1:p:55-60
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    1. Prager, Robin A & Hannan, Timothy H, 1998. "Do Substantial Horizontal Mergers Generate Significant Price Effects? Evidence from the Banking Industry," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(4), pages 433-52, December.
    2. Allen N. Berger & Timothy H. Hannan, 1998. "The Efficiency Cost Of Market Power In The Banking Industry: A Test Of The "Quiet Life" And Related Hypotheses," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 80(3), pages 454-465, August.
    3. Berger, Allen N. & Demsetz, Rebecca S. & Strahan, Philip E., 1999. "The consolidation of the financial services industry: Causes, consequences, and implications for the future," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 23(2-4), pages 135-194, February.
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