Competition in African Banking: Do Globalization and Institutional Quality Matter?

31 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2014

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Mohammed Amidu

University of Ghana - Business School

John O. S. Wilson

University of St. Andrews

Date Written: February 20, 2014

Abstract

Using a sample of 330 banks in 29 African countries, this paper investigates the importance of globalization and institutional quality for bank competition. The results suggest that competition increased in the period of 2002-2005, before decreasing somewhat between 2006 and 2007 and increasing again thereafter. Globalisation enhances bank competition in African countries with stronger governance structures and institutional quality.

Keywords: Africa, Banks, Boone Indicator, Competition, Developing countries, Globalization, Institutional Quality

JEL Classification: G21, L11, L80, O16, N27

Suggested Citation

Amidu, Mohammed and Wilson, John O. S., Competition in African Banking: Do Globalization and Institutional Quality Matter? (February 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399050 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2399050

Mohammed Amidu

University of Ghana - Business School ( email )

P.O. Box LG 78
Legon
Accra, Greater Accra LG 78
Ghana

John O. S. Wilson (Contact Author)

University of St. Andrews ( email )

North St
Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ
United Kingdom

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