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Title: Tests for Traditional Structure-Conduct-Performance Paradigm and the Efficient Market Hypothesis in the Ethiopian Banking Sector
Authors: Eshetu, Getahun
Advisors: Dr. Tassew Woldehanna
Keywords: Structure; profitability; efficiency; banks; concentration; panel econometrics
Copyright: Jun-2010
Date Added: 3-Jul-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This paper attempts to distinguish between the market structure paradigm and the efficiency paradigm using concentration indices and market share into the empirical analysis. Using panel data for the period 2000-2009 pertaining to eight private commercial banks, we find insignificant positive relationship between concentration and profitability. The result also does not suggest relationship between efficiency and profitability. Hence, the paper lends no credence to the impact of imperfections of market conditions as a result of concentration and market share. Moreover, evidence to argue for a more interventionist competition policy in the banking sector is less likely.
Description: A Project Paper Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Art in Economics (Competition Policy and Regulatory Economics)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3241
Appears in:Thesis - Economics

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