Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65737
Authors: 
Daley, Jenifer
Matthews, Kent
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2009/28
Abstract: 
This paper presents an empirical assessment of the degree of competition within the Jamaican banking sector during the period 1998 to 2007. The popular H-statistic by Panzar and Rosse is utilised to estimate market power among the sample of banks. Using usual statistical tests, we are unable to reject monopoly/perfect collusion for the banking market in Jamaica. This contrasts with earlier findings using alternative estimators. Therefore, the use of a dynamic reformulation of the model with a dynamic estimator highlights some collusive behaviour among banks
Subjects: 
Competition
Banking
Rosse-Panzar H-statistic
Dynamic panel estimation
Jamaica
JEL: 
G21
G28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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