Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

25 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2012

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Matthew Gaertner

Center for College and Career Success

Sarah Sanya

International Monetary Fund

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gaertner, Matthew and Sanya, Sarah O., Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community (January 2012). IMF Working Paper No. NO.12/32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1997745

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