Analysis of competitiveness in Qatar banking industry

Saeed Al-Muharrami*

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This study evaluates the monopoly power of Qatar banking industry during the period 1993 to 2002. The sample consists of panel of 60 observations using the 'H-statistic' by Panzar and Rosse and investigates the market structure using the most frequently applied measures of concentration k-bank concentration ratio and Herfindahl Hirschman index. Both of the concentration indices indicate that the Qatar had a 'very concentrated market'. The Panzar and Rosse 'H-statistic' suggests that Qatar banks operate under monopolistic competition. Qatar Central Bank should be very cautious in granting mergers among banks, in particular among large 'core' banks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-181
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • H-statistic
  • Herfindahl-Hirschman index
  • K-bank concentration ratio
  • Panzar and Rosse
  • Qatar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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