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"Know the Competitor, Know Thyself?" First Evidence from Banks in Emerging Europe


Ongena, Steven; De Haas, Ralph; Lu, Liping (2013). "Know the Competitor, Know Thyself?" First Evidence from Banks in Emerging Europe. London: VoxEU.org.

Abstract

How best to measure banking competition? The empirical banking literature typically resorts to well-known concentration measures such as the Herfindahl–Hirschman index, or performance indicators like the Lerner or Boone indexes. While these have their merits, none of them explicitly takes into account that banks may actively compete with some banks but not with others. This chapter presents micro evidence on the determinants of such dyadic banking competition, and argues that this concept can advance our understanding of how banking competition affects firms’ access to credit.

Abstract

How best to measure banking competition? The empirical banking literature typically resorts to well-known concentration measures such as the Herfindahl–Hirschman index, or performance indicators like the Lerner or Boone indexes. While these have their merits, none of them explicitly takes into account that banks may actively compete with some banks but not with others. This chapter presents micro evidence on the determinants of such dyadic banking competition, and argues that this concept can advance our understanding of how banking competition affects firms’ access to credit.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Editors:Ongena Steven, De Haas Ralph, Beck Thorsten
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:21 Feb 2014 11:20
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 19:49
Publisher:VoxEU.org
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:http://www.voxeu.org/content/understanding-banks-emerging-markets-observing-asking-or-experimenting
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8634

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