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dc.contributor.authorCerasi, Vittoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChizzolini, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorIvaldi, Marcen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the relation between competition and concentration in the banking sector. The empirical answer is given by testing a monopolistic competition model of bank branching behaviour on individual bank data at county level (d├ępartements and provinces) in France and Italy. We propose a measure of the degree of competiveness in each local market that is function also of market structure indicators. We then use the econometric model to evaluate the impact of horizontal mergers among incumbent banks on competition and discuss when, depending on the pre-merger structure of the market and geographic distribution of branches, the merger is anti-competitive. The paper has implications for competition policy as it suggests an applied tool to evaluate the potential anti-competitive impact of mergers.en_US
dc.publisher|aFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) |cMilanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Institutions and markets |x2010,95en_US
dc.subject.keywordBanking Industryen_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetition and Market Structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordMerger Policyen_US
dc.titleThe impact of mergers on the degree of competition in the banking industryen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US

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