Fernandez de Guevara, Juan and Maudos, Joaquin (2007): Regional financial development and bank competition: effects on economic growth. Published in: Documento de Trabajo, Fundación BBVA (2007)
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Many studies have analysed the effect of financial development and bank competition on economic growth from a cross-country perspective. However, to our knowledge, no paper has analysed the effect of these two financial variables on growth at regional level. This paper examines the case of the Spanish regions in an attempt to fill this gap. Our results show that firms in industries with a greater dependence on external finance grow faster in more developed financial regions. The results also show that bank monopoly power has an inverted-U effect on economic growth, suggesting that market power has its highest effect at intermediate values. The effect is heterogeneous among firms according to the financial dependence of the industry they belong to. This result is consistent with the literature on relationship banking which argues that bank competition can have a negative effect on the availability of finance for more informationally opaque firms.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Regional financial development and bank competition: effects on economic growth|
|Keywords:||economic growth; regional financial development; bank competition|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D40 - General
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||Joaquin Maudos|
|Date Deposited:||16. May 2009 13:51|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:42|
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