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Title:Spillover and Competition Effects: Evidence from the Sub-Saharan African Banking Sector PDF Logo
Authors:Pohl, Birte
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 66
Abstract:This paper examines the efficiency effects of foreign bank entry on domestic banks in sub-Saharan Africa during the period 1999-2006. Using a recently compiled dataset on foreign bank presence, the competition and spillover effects of North-South, regional and nonregional South-South banks are distinguished. The results show that the competitive pressure on domestic banks' net interest margins emanates only from regional South-South banks. There is evidence of spillover effects from North-South and regional South-South banks on domestic banks. As domestic banks invest in foreign technologies, their overhead costs increase in the short-run. Non-regional South-South banks seem to have little effect on the efficiency of domestic banks.
Subjects:Sub-Saharan Africa
efficiency
South-South banks
spillover
JEL:F21
F23
F36
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2011 (Berlin)

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