Banking competition in Africa: Subregional comparative studies

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This paper examines the extent of banking competition in African subregional markets. A dynamic version of the Panzar-Rosse model is adopted beside the static model to assess the overall extent of banking competition in each subregional banking market over the period 2002 to 2009. Consistent with other emerging economies, the results suggest that African banks generally demonstrate monopolistic competitive behaviour. Although the evidence suggests that the static Panzar-Rosse H-statistic is downwards biased compared to the dynamic version, the competitive nature identified remains robust to alternative estimators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-254
Number of pages22
JournalEmerging Markets Review
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • African banking
  • Competition
  • Market structure
  • Panzar-Rosse model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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