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Title: Essays on banking and monetary policy
Author: Hesse, Heiko
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis examines issues of ifinancial intermediation in Uganda and Nigeria, banking stability across OECD countries and the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand. A panel model is constructed to investigate the determinants of Ugandan bank interest rate margins and spreads especially which bank-specific, banking industry-specific and macroeconomic factors are responsible for the persistently high margins-and spreads in Uganda in the past years. Overall our findings point towards the strong role of bank-specific characteristics and structural impediments in explaining margins and spreads. We do not find a robust and economically significant relationship between privatization. foreign bank entry, market structure and banking efficiency.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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