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Вышла новая статья "Does banking system transparency enhance bank competition? Cross-country evidence"

В журнале Journal of Financial Stability вышла новая статья Марии Семёновой "Does banking system transparency enhance bank competition? Cross-country evidence".

Highlights
  • We investigate whether stricter mandatory disclosure results into tighter bank competition.
  • We use country-level data covering the years 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2010.
  • More transparent banking systems are characterised by lower bank concentration.
  • The link between transparency and market power is ambiguous.
  • The effect from mandatory disclosure non-linearly depends on bank asset quality.

Abstract
There seems to be a consensus among regulators and scholars that in order to improve the functioning of a banking system it is necessary to raise the level of bank information disclosure. However, its influence on bank competition – which is an important factor affecting the efficiency and stability of the banking system – is left out of consideration. To test whether greater bank information disclosure is associated with both lower market power and lower concentration in the banking markets, we use country-level data covering the years 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2010. Our findings show that countries with higher levels of bank transparency have lower levels of bank concentration, while the link between transparency and market power is less pronounced. We also show that the reduction of competition due to stricter disclosure requirements depends on bank credit risks and the relationship is U-shaped.

Andrievskaya, I., & Semenova, M. (2016). Does banking system transparency enhance bank competition? Cross-country evidence. Journal of Financial Stability, 23, 33–50. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.01.003