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April 3April 4
9:45 AM -- 10:00 AM
10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Session I.  Competition Policy In the Financial sector:
Tradeoffs and Risks  

Chair’s comments:  Cesare Calari  10:00-10:10


Competition and Financial Stability 
Franklin Allen and Douglas Gale
Discussant: Stephen Haber

Crises in Competitive versus Monopolistic Banking Systems 
John Boyd, Gianni De Nicolo and Bruce Smith
Discussant: Lemma Senbet

12:00 AM -- 1:30 PM
1:30 PM -- 2:50 PM

Session II. Impact of Concentration/Competition on Bank Efficiency:
Access to Finance and Fragility
Chair: Marilou Uy

Bank Competition, Financing Obstacles and Access to Credit 
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
Discussant: Greg Udell

The Impact of Bank Regulations and Concentration and Institutions on Bank Margins
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Luc Laeven and Ross Levine Discussant: Gianni DeNicolo
2:50 PM -- 3:10 PM
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3:10 PM -- 3:50 PM

Session III. Implications of Concentration on Bank Efficiency:
Access to Finance and Fragility
Chair: Franco Passacantando


Bank Concentration and Crises
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
Discussant: John Boyd

3:50 PM -- 4::10 PM
4:10 PM -- 5:30 PM

Session IV. Regional Studies
Chair – Louis Kasekende


Concentration in the Banking Sector of the Common Monetary Area of South Africa
Charles Okeahalam
Discussants: Patrick Honohan and Catherine Pattillo

How Foreign Participation and Market Concentration Impact Bank Spreads: Evidence From Latin America
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Ashoka Mody Discussants:  Adolfo Barajas and Tom Glaessner

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9:00 AM -- 10:50 AM

Session V. Regional Studies            (continued)

Chair –  Bernard Hoekman


What Drives Bank Competition?  Some International Evidence
Stijn Claessens and Luc Laeven
Discussants: Bernie Yeung and Enrica Detragiache

Bank Concentration and Competition in Europe
Nicola Cetorelli
Discussants: Andrew Winton and Alexander Fleming
10:50 AM -- 11:10 AM
11:10 AM -- 12:30 PM

Session VI. Panel Discussion 
Chair – Jerry Caprio


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