Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 8, No 6 (2012)

Financial Supervision and Banking Competition in European Union

Ovidiu Stoica, Roxana Scântee


An increasing number of countries are reviewing their financial supervisory structures and show a trend of consolidation in financial supervision. Using a sample of 27 countries from European Union, we find that the dependent variables taken into consideration (Herfindahl-Hirschman index and share of the five largest credit institutions in total assets) have no significant effects on different types of supervisory integration. In addition, there aren’t any differences in the impact of distinct types of financial supervision even if the country is already an EU member or a candidate.


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