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Bank concentration and crises, Volume 1
 
Author:Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Levine, Ross; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper series ; no. WPS 3041
Country:World; Date Stored:2003/05/23
Document Date:2003/05/31Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Financial Crisis Management & Restructuring; Payment Systems & Infrastructure; Economic Theory & Research; Banks & Banking Reform; Labor Policies; Financial IntermediationLanguage:English
Major Sector:(Historic)Sector not applicableRegion:The World Region
Report Number:WPS3041Sub Sectors:(Historic)Sector not applicable
Volume No:1  

Summary: The authors study the impact of bank concentration, regulations, and national institutions on the likelihood of suffering a systemic banking crisis. Using data on 79 countries over the period 1980-97, they find that crises are less likely (1) in more concentrated banking systems, (2) in countries with fewer regulatory restrictions on bank competition and activities, and (3) in economies with better institutions, that is, institutions that encourage competition and support private property rights.

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