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The business of this study is to investigate what role openness play in bank efficiency with respect to income levels. From a panel of 29 countries spelling from 1987 to 2008, we provide evidence that; trade and financial openness, breed less bank efficiency in low income countries; justifying the absence of a banking comparative advantage in said countries and therefore a likely palaver of over-liquidity. Results for middle income countries are not significant. For policy implication, it holds that; openness will increase the economic cost of banks in low income sampled countries. Bearing this in mind, trade openness will be more detrimental than financial openness.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Bank efficiency and openness in Africa: do income levels matter?|
|Keywords:||Bank efficiency, Openness, Panel, Africa|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||29. Nov 2010 00:38|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 19:31|
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