A Note on Concentration and Checking Account Prices

  • Author(s): D. K. OSBORNE, JEANNE WENDEL
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 181-186
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1981.tb03542.x

Abstract

A recent survey (Rhoades, 1977b) of Structure‐Conduct‐Performance studies in banking lists twelve studies of the effect of concentration on checking‐account prices. All twelve rely on proxies for price instead of actual price. Here we evaluate this practice by comparing the three most widely used proxies with the prices actually charged by a sample of 154 Texas banks.

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