Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152441
Authors: 
Davis, E. Philip
De Bandt, Olivier
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 7
Abstract: 
In order to assess the effect of EMU on market conditions for banks based in countries which adopt the Single Currency, we use the H indicator suggested by Panzar and Rosse (1987). Our contribution is to assess results separately for large and small banks, and for interest income and total income as a dependent variable. From a panel of banks over the period 1992-1996, we provide evidence that European banking markets for large banks in the mid-1990s were still characterised by monopolistic competition, as compared to the United States. Regarding small banks, the level of competition appears to be even lower, especially in France and Germany. EMU would therefore imply a notable rise in competition for small banks in France and Germany, as well as an increase in competition for large banks, especially in Italy.
Subjects: 
banking
competition
contestability
EMU
panel data analysis
JEL: 
G21
L12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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