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Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This study aimed to estimate the degree of market power exercised by commercial banks in the credit market in Indonesia. The model used to answer this study’s objective was the Bresnahan-Lau oligopoly model that uses structural equations to estimate the degree of market power. This model uses a very different approach than Structure-Conduct-Performance (SCP) paradigm commonly used in market power studies. Without using actual cost data and accounting profit, the Bresnahan-Lau model was able to estimate directly the degree of market power from the structural equations. The main result of this study showed that the degree of market power exercised by commercial banks in the credit market is relatively low; in other words, the degree of competition in the credit market in Indonesia is quite high.

First Page

225

Last Page

244

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Country

Indonesia

Affiliation

University of Indonesia

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