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Assessing the competitive conditions in the Italian banking system: some empirical evidence

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  • P. COCCORESE

    (Universita' di Salerno)

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The European banking industry is currently facing the effects arising from the increasing integration of national financial markets. In adapting to this new scenario, the Italian banking system has undergone a considerable transformation. The degree of competition in the Italian banking system is evaluated using a sample of banks during the period 1988-96.

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  • P. Coccorese, 1998. "Assessing the competitive conditions in the Italian banking system: some empirical evidence," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 51(205), pages 171-191.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlaqr:1998:24
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    Keywords

    Italy; Deregulation; Industry regulations; Government regulation of business; Trade regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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