Bank Competition and Financial Stability: Evidence from the Financial Crisis

@article{Akins2014BankCA,
  title={Bank Competition and Financial Stability: Evidence from the Financial Crisis},
  author={Brian A. Akins and L. Li and Jeffrey Ng and T. Rusticus},
  journal={Boston University Questrom School of Business Research Paper Series},
  year={2014}
}
  • Brian A. Akins, L. Li, +1 author T. Rusticus
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Boston University Questrom School of Business Research Paper Series
  • We examine the link between bank competition and financial stability using the recent financial crisis as the setting. We utilize variation in banking competition at the state level and find that banks facing less competition are more likely to engage in risky activities, more likely to face regulatory intervention, and more likely to fail. Focusing on the real estate market, we find that states with less competition had higher rates of mortgage approval, experienced greater inflation in… CONTINUE READING
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