Banking competition in Africa: subregional comparative studies

Fosu, Samuel (2013) Banking competition in Africa: subregional comparative studies. Emerging Markets Review, 15. pp. 233-254. ISSN 1566-0141

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Abstract

This paper examines the extent of banking competition in African subregional markets. A dynamic version of the Panzar-Rosse model is adopted beside the static model to assess the overall extent of banking competition in each subregional banking market over the period 2002 to 2009. Consistent with other emerging economies, the results suggest that African banks generally demonstrate monopolistic competitive behaviour. Although the evidence suggests that the static Panzar-Rosse H-statistic is downwards biased compared to the dynamic version, the competitive nature identified remains robust to alternative estimators.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Market structure, African banking, Competition, Panzar-Rosse model
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Accounting and Finance
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 11:36
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 11:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105828

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