Two aspects of concentration in Serbian banking sector

Ljumović, Isidora and Pavlović, Vladan and Cvijanović, Janko (2014) Two aspects of concentration in Serbian banking sector. Industrija: časopis za ekonomiku industrije, 42 (3). pp. 61-77. ISSN 0350-0373

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Abstract

This paper aims to approach concentration in the banking industry from two perspectives. Broader analysis shows that capital markets are underdeveloped and that Serbian financial system is bank based. Analysing the concentration from a more narrow perspective, authors concluded that the banking sector in Serbia is characterized as a highly fragmented one, but the reduction in number of banks did not lead to an increase in the concentration of any of the analysed parameters, thus the level of concentration is moderately low. Detail analysis of selected countries was performed as comparative analysis. Unfortunately, it was impossible to make a universal conclusion about whether reducing the number of banks affects positively or negatively the level of concentration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=211480844
Uncontrolled Keywords: bank concentration, bank-based systems, bank consolidation, Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, Concentration ratio
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 13:14
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/795

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