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Determinants of commercial banks' profitability in Malawi: a cointegration approach

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  • E. W. Chirwa

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This article investigates the relationship between market structure and profitability of commercial banks in Malawi using time series data between 1970 and 1994. It uses time-series techniques of cointegration and error-correction mechanism to test the collusion hypothesis and determine whether a long-run relationship exists between profits of commercial banks and concentration in the banking industry. The results obtained from the study support the traditional collusion hypothesis of a long-run positive relationship between concentration and performance. The dynamic short-run analysis also shows a high speed of adjustment in profitability from disequilibrium and indicates a positive response in profitability to a negative deviation from a long-run equilibrium.

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  • E. W. Chirwa, 2003. "Determinants of commercial banks' profitability in Malawi: a cointegration approach," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(8), pages 565-571.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:13:y:2003:i:8:p:565-571
    DOI: 10.1080/0960310022000020933
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