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Diversification, multimarket contacts and profits in the leasing industry

Degl'Innocenti, M and Girardone, C and Torluccio, G (2014) 'Diversification, multimarket contacts and profits in the leasing industry.' Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 31 (1). 231 - 252. ISSN 1042-4431

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Abstract

This paper examines the competitive dynamics and multimarket characteristics of the Italian leasing industry. We employ a GMM-system estimator for dynamic panel analysis using a unique dataset over 2002-2008. Our main findings suggest that there is no evidence of tacit collusion in the Italian leasing sector thus rejecting the hypothesis that mutual forbearance affects market conditions through greater multimarket contact. The study offers no support to the assumption that similarity among firms facilitates collusive behaviour. Finally, the analysis reveals that on average the most profitable leasing firms are less diversified and have a better risk profile. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
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Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 12:04
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 22:45
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11195

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