Bank Competition and Enterprise Restructuring in Transition Economies

CEPR Working Paper No. 2045

Posted: 13 Feb 1999

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Monika Schnitzer

University of Munich - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: December 1998

Abstract

We investigate how bank competition affects the efficiency of credit allocation, using a model of spatial competition. Our analysis shows that bad loans are more likely the larger the number of banks competing for customers. We study further how many banks will be active if market entry is not regulated. Free entry can induce too much entry and thus too many bad loans compared to the social optimum. Finally, we analyse how bank competition affects the firms' restructuring effort. We find that restructuring has positive externalities that give rise to multiple equilibria, with either much or little restructuring activity.

JEL Classification: D43, G21, G34, L13, P31, P34

Suggested Citation

Schnitzer, Monika, Bank Competition and Enterprise Restructuring in Transition Economies (December 1998). CEPR Working Paper No. 2045. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=142814

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