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Should Competition Policy in Banking Be Amended during Crises? Lessons from the EU

Iftekhar Hasan

Fordham University; Bank of Finland

Matej Marinc

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics; University of Amsterdam

April 17, 2013

European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming

This article investigates the nexus of competition and stability in European banking. It analyzes the European legal framework for competition policy in banking and several cases that pertain to anti-cartel policy, merger policy, and state-aid control. It discusses whether and how competition policy should be amended in order to preserve the stability of the banking system during crises. The article argues for increased cooperation between prudential regulators and competition authorities, as well as an enhanced framework for bank regulation, supervision, and resolution that could mitigate the need to change competition policy in crisis times.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: Banking, Competition Policy, Financial Crisis

JEL Classification: G21, G28, K21, K23, L40

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Date posted: February 6, 2013 ; Last revised: April 18, 2013

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Hasan, Iftekhar and Marinc, Matej, Should Competition Policy in Banking Be Amended during Crises? Lessons from the EU (April 17, 2013). European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2212468 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2212468

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Iftekhar Hasan
Fordham University ( email )
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
United States
Bank of Finland ( email )
P.O. Box 160
Helsinki 00101
Matej Marinc (Contact Author)
University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics ( email )
Kardeljeva ploscad 17
Ljubljana, 1000
University of Amsterdam ( email )
Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
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