A Glance to Costa Rican National Banking System Competitiveness through Boone indicator 2008-2013
Jose C. Mora and
Oscar Emilio Agüero Rodríguez
Revista de Ciencias Económicas, 2015, vol. 33, issue 2
In this study, the degree of competitiveness of the Costa Rican banking system is estimated for the 2008-2013 period. For this, the Boone indicator is used, a non-structural proposal that has emerged from the new theory of industrial organization. The study is based on two estimations: first, the single Boone indicator for each bank, and second, a monthly indicator for the aggregate system. To estimate the indicator, the methodology suggested by Griffith, Boone and Harrison (2005) is used. The main conclusions are that the market is not competitive, private banking institutions are on average more competitive than public ones and the degree of competitiveness of the banking system decreased during the crisis period.
Keywords: COMPETITION; PROFIT ELASTICITY; MARKET POWER; COMPETITION MEASURE; IMPERFECT MARKETS; MARKET STRUCTURE; COMPETENCIA; ELASTICIDAD DE LA GANANCIA; PODER DE MERCADO; MEDIDA DE COMPETENCIA; MERCADOS IMPERFECTOS; ESTRUCTURA DE MERCADO (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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