Competition in the Turkish banking industry


Günalp B., Celik T.

APPLIED ECONOMICS, vol.38, no.11, pp.1335-1342, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00036840500405656
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ECONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1335-1342

Abstract

This study employs the Panzar-Rosse H-statistic to assess the competitive environment of the Turkish banking industry over the period 1990 to 2000. The results indicate that for the period under consideration bank revenues behaved as if they were earned under conditions of monopolistic competition. Therefore, the observed high profitability of the Turkish banking sector does not seem to be an indication of an increase in monopoly power. The liberalization process and deregulation measures appear to have beneficial effects on competition.