Global and Local Concentration Patterns in Banking: An Analysis of the E.U., the U.S. and Mexico
Latin American Business Review, Vol. 6(1) 2005
Posted: 27 Jul 2013
Date Written: October 12, 2008
In recent decades, there has been a clear trend towards the consolidation of banking. The first part of this paper reviews and contrasts different theoretical approaches that aim to explain that phenomenon. In the second and third sections, we present an analysis of the consolidation of banking in Europe and the United States to illustrate the nature of the driving forces of such a process. The fourth section presents a detailed discussion of the Mexican banking industry consolidation experience and discusses preliminary data on the performance evolution of incumbent institutions in the new environment created by the 1995 financial crisis.
Keywords: banking industry, industry consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, financial industry regulation
JEL Classification: G00, H00
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