The state of competition of the Turkish banking industry: An application of the Panzar‐Rosse model

    Bora Aktan Affiliation
    ; Omar Masood Affiliation


This paper examines the competitive structures of the Turkish banking industry over the period 1998–2008 and investigates the factors that can explain differences in the degree of competitiveness. The Panzar‐Rosse method is used to test for the competitive nature of the industry, which also gives the measure of competition, the H‐statistic, is related to a number of industry controls and prevailing banking structures. Our results indicate that the banking industry in Turkey is in an equilibrium state, further they are in long run equilibrium. We also found that the banks in Turkey are operating as a whole under conditions of monopolistic competition. However, the banks were able to achieve high records of profitability in monopolistically competitive markets.


Straipsnyje tyrinejamos konkuruojančios struktūros ir veiksniai, darantys itaka skirtingam rinkos žai‐deju konkurencingumo laipsniui Turkijos bankininkystes sektoriuje 1998–2008 m. Bankininkystes sek‐toriaus konkurencijai ivertinti taikomas Panzar‐Rosse metodas. Rezultatai leidžia teigti, kad bankininkystes sektorius Turkijoje yra pusiausvyros būsenos, pereinančios i ilgalaiki etapa. Taip pat nustatyta, kad bankai Turkijoje veikia monopolines konkurencijos salygomis. Šiomis salygomis Turkijos bankai sugeba pasiekti aukštapelninguma.

First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010

Reikšminiai žodžiai: bankininkystes sektorius, banku konkurencija, Panzar‐Rosse metodas, pusiausvyros testas, Turkija

Keyword : banking, bank competition, Panzar‐Rosse h‐statistic, equilibrium tests, Turkey

How to Cite
Aktan, B., & Masood, O. (2010). The state of competition of the Turkish banking industry: An application of the Panzar‐Rosse model. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 11(1), 131-145.
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