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COMPETIÇÃO E CONCENTRAÇÃO ENTRE OS BANCOS BRASILEIROS

By Paulo de Melo Jorge Neto, Luiz Alberto D´Ávila de Araújo and David Agustín Salazar Ponce

Abstract

This analysis the relationship between market structure and competitiveness in the Brazilian bank industry. First, it quantifies competitiveness by using the statistic-H proposed by Panzar & Rosse and evaluates its relationship with several concentration statistics: Herfindahl-Hirschman, Concentration Ratio, Hall-Tideman and Theil. The concentration indexes lead concentration in CR10, while the concentration of credit operations reduces in others. The conclusion is that Brazilian banks configure a monopolistic competition industry and the relationship between competitiveness and concentration is negatively significant.

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