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Sequential Models of Bertrand Competition for Deposits and Loans under Asymmetric Information

  • Frédérique Bracoud

    (Keele University)

This paper analyzes sequential games of double-sided Bertrand competition in the deposit and credit markets, when banks are free to reject customers and cannot distinguish among borrowers. The timing of competition is crucial when customers apply once. Interest rates are pushed upwards when the deposit market is the first to be visited, whereas rates are submitted to downward pressures otherwise. With multiple applications, the order of competition does not matter. Multiple applications in one market weaken competition in that market and generate outcomes similar to the case when this market is visited in a second stage in the single-application framework.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: 05 Nov 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0211002
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