What Drives Bank Competition? Some International Evidence

  title={What Drives Bank Competition? Some International Evidence},
  author={L. Laeven and S. Claessens},
  journal={IO: Regulation},
  • L. Laeven, S. Claessens
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • IO: Regulation
  • Using bank-level data, the authors apply the Panzar and Rosse (1987) methodology to estimate the extent to which changes in input prices are reflected in revenues earned by specific banks in 50 countries' banking systems. They then relate this competitiveness measure to indicators of countries' banking system structures and regulatory regimes. The authors find systems with greater foreign bank entry and fewer entry and activity restrictions to be more competitive. They find no evidence that the… CONTINUE READING
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