On the Size Distribution of Banks

FRB Richmond Economic Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 4, Fall 2001, pp. 1-25

25 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2012

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Huberto M. Ennis

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

Important changes in U.S. banking regulation that took place during the nineties have inspired concern about the long-run size distribution of banks. The asset-size distribution of commercial banks is skewed to the right, and there has been a pronounced increase in asset concentration in the last 20 years. A detailed review of these stylized facts is provided and theoretical explanations for the coexistence of small and large banks in equilibrium are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Ennis, Huberto M., On the Size Distribution of Banks (2001). FRB Richmond Economic Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 4, Fall 2001, pp. 1-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2182665

Huberto M. Ennis (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond ( email )

P.O. Box 27622
Richmond, VA 23261
United States

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