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Author:Amel, Dean F. 

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The effects of local banking market structure on the banking-lending channel of monetary policy

We study the relationship between banking competition and the transmission of monetary policy through the bank lending channel. Using business small loan origination data provided from the Community Reinvestment Act from 1996-2002 in our analysis, we are able to reaffirm the existence of the bank lending channel of monetary transmission. Moreover, we find that the impact of monetary policy on loan originations is weaker in more concentrated markets.
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2005-16

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The Impact of the Small Business Lending Fund on Community Bank Lending to Small Businesses

Following the financial crisis, total outstanding loans to businesses by commercial banks dropped off substantially. Large loans outstanding began to rebound by the third quarter of 2010 and essentially returned to their previous growth trajectory while small loans outstanding continued to decline. Furthermore, much of the drop in small business loans outstanding was evident at community banks. To address this perceived lack of supply of credit to small businesses, the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) was created as part of the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act. The fund was intended to provide ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2014-111

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A dynamic model of entry and performance in the U.S. banking industry

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 210

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Market definition in banking: recent evidence

Antitrust analysis of bank mergers defines banking markets to be geographically local and to consist of the cluster of financial products supplied by commercial banks. This definition is based on assumptions about households' and small businesses' behavior in purchasing banking services. This article utilizes data from the Survey of Consumer Finances to examine how households' use of financial services and institutions changed between 1989 and 1998. We investigate the extent to which households still focus their purchases of financial services at local depository institutions, as opposed to ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2001-16

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Banking market definition: evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

This paper uses data from the triennial waves of the Survey of Consumer Finances from 1992 to 2004 to examine changes in the use of financial services with implications for the definition of banking markets. Despite powerful technological and regulatory shifts over this period, households' banking markets overall remained largely local--the median distance to a provider of financial services remained under four miles. However, there has been rapid growth in the use of non-depository financial institutions over the period, particularly non-local ones. This increase occurred across a wide ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2008-35

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Dynamics of market concentration

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 74

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Consolidation and efficiency in the financial sector: a review of the international evidence

In response to fundamental changes in regulation and technology, the financial industry around the world is undergoing an unprecedented wave of consolidation. A growing body of empirical literature has attempted to measure the efficiency gains from M&As; however there is little sense of how the results might depend on the country, industry and time period analysed. In this paper we review critically works that cover the main sectors of the financial industry (commercial and investment banks, insurance and asset management companies) in the major industrialised countries over the last twenty ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 2002-47

Conference Paper
Antitrust policy in banking: current status and future prospects

Proceedings , Paper 544

Journal Article
Trends in banking structure since the mid-1970's

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Mar , Pages 120-133

Journal Article
Trends in the structure of federally insured depository institutions, 1984-94

Between 1984 and 1994, the number of federally insured depository institutions declined considerably. Institution failure contributed significantly to the decrease, but an even more important factor was mergers and acquisitions stimulated by relaxed restrictions on geographic expansion. Deposits also became considerably more concentrated at the national and state levels, with larger firms increasing their deposit share relative to smaller firms. However, the concentration of deposits within local banking markets increased only slightly.
Federal Reserve Bulletin , Volume 82 , Issue Jan , Pages 1-15

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