Size, productivity, and international bankingBuch, C. M., Koch, C. T. & Koetter, M., Nov-2011, In : Journal of International Economics. 85, 2, p. 329-334 6 p.
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Heterogeneity in size and productivity is central to models that explain which manufacturing firms expert. This study presents descriptive evidence on similar heterogeneity among international banks as financial services providers. A novel and detailed bank-level data set reveals the volume and mode of international activities for all German banks. Only a few, large banks have a commercial presence abroad, consistent with the size pecking order documented for manufacturing firms. However, the relationship between internationalization and productivity also yields two inconsistencies with recent trade models. First, virtually all banks hold at least some foreign assets, irrespective of size or productivity. Second, some fairly unproductive banks maintain commercial presences abroad. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of International Economics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov-2011|
- Trade in financial services, International banking, Foreign entry modes, Size, Productivity, TRADE, FIRMS, EXPORTS, IMPACT, FDI