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Structure and Performance of Commercial Banks in Pakistan

Arby, Muhammad Farooq (2003): Structure and Performance of Commercial Banks in Pakistan. Published in: Journal of Institute of Bankers Pakistan , Vol. Vol 70, No. No 4 (2003)


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Commercial banks undertake business of risk in an environment of asymmetric information. This is why, the industrial economists who are interested in theory of incomplete information and principal-agent framework have found the banking industry a promising field of research. There are number of studies on the behavior of commercial banks in various countries under structure-conduct-performance paradigm of industrial economics. However, there is hardly one in the context of Pakistan. This study attempted to analyze the structure and performance of commercial banks in Pakistan under the framework of industrial organization.

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