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Estimating the intensity of price and non-price competition in banking: an application to the Spanish case

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  • Carbó Valverde Santiago

    () (UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO)

  • Fernández de Guevara Radoselovics Juan

    () (University of Valencia; Ivie)

  • Humphrey David

    () (FLORIDASTATE UNIVERSITY)

  • Maudos Villarroya Joaquín

    () (UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA THE VALENCIAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (Ivie))

Abstract

We model bank oligopoly behaviour using price and non-price competition as strategic variables in an expanded conjectural variations framework. Rivals can respond to changes in both loan and deposit market prices as well as (non-price) branch market shares. The model is illustrated using data for Spain which, over 1986-2002, eliminated interest rate and branching restrictions and set off a competitive race to lock in expanded market shares. Banks use both interest rates and branches as strategic variables and both have changed over time. We illustrate the results using a regional vs. a national specification for the relevant markets.

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  • Carbó Valverde Santiago & Fernández de Guevara Radoselovics Juan & Humphrey David & Maudos Villarroya Joaquín, 2005. "Estimating the intensity of price and non-price competition in banking: an application to the Spanish case," Working Papers 201023, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
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    1. Enrique Benito, 2008. "Size, growth and bank dynamics," Working Papers 0801, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    Keywords

    non-price competition; banking; market shares.;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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