Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community
25 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2012
Date Written: January 2012
This paper is an empirical analysis of competitiveness in the banking system of four out of the five East African Community (EAC) countries2. The results show that the degree of competition is low due to a combination of structural and socio-economic factors. By way of preview, the analysis ranks the countries in terms of banking sector competitiveness in the following order: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
Keywords: East African Community, Banking, Financial Sector, H-statistic, Lerner Index, Banking Systems, Markets, Market Structure And Pricing
JEL Classification: G15, G21, L11, N20
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