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Journal:   JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS (QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS REVIEW)   WINTER 2009 , Volume 5 , Number 4 (19); Page(s) 81 To 105.
 
Paper: 

THE ANALYSIS OF MARKET STRUCTURE IN BANKING INDUSTRY: THE APPLICATION OF DAVIES'U INDEX

 
 
Author(s):  PAZHOUYAN J.*, SHAFIEI AFSANEH
 
* ALLAME TABATABAI UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

This paper analyzes banking market structure using unbalanced panel data models for 17 banks functioning in Iran's economy, spanning 1996-2008. To study market structure, various measures of market concentration are examined theoretically; however, the U index of concentration is applied in Iran's banking sector for the first time. The results showed that along with the commencement of privatization in Iran's banking sector (2001), U index of concentration has tended to decrease gradually, meaning that competition in Iran's banking market is to intensify in the long run. This can be justified regarding the sensitivity of U index to the entrance of new banks (a=0.784). Therefore, banking market competition may intensify just in case some policy measures are taken in this respect.

 
Keyword(s): MARKET STRUCTURE, DAVIES' U INDEX, COST FUNCTION, IRAN'S BANKING SYSTEM
 
 
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APA: Copy

PAZHOUYAN, J., & SHAFIEI, A. (2009). THE ANALYSIS OF MARKET STRUCTURE IN BANKING INDUSTRY: THE APPLICATION OF DAVIES'U INDEX. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS (QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS REVIEW), 5(4 (19)), 81-105. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189354



Vancouver: Copy

PAZHOUYAN J., SHAFIEI AFSANEH. THE ANALYSIS OF MARKET STRUCTURE IN BANKING INDUSTRY: THE APPLICATION OF DAVIES'U INDEX. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS (QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS REVIEW). 2009 [cited 2021April15];5(4 (19)):81-105. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189354



IEEE: Copy

PAZHOUYAN, J., SHAFIEI, A., 2009. THE ANALYSIS OF MARKET STRUCTURE IN BANKING INDUSTRY: THE APPLICATION OF DAVIES'U INDEX. JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS (QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS REVIEW), [online] 5(4 (19)), pp.81-105. Available at: <https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189354>.



 
 
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