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The development of Swedish commercial banking, from establishment to consolidation: A presentation of a new database, 1866-1938
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1245-0511
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1040-3076
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Uppsala Centre for Business History.
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Abstract [en]

This paper presents the long-run development of Swedish commercialbanking. It does so through data newly compiled into a database onaggregate and bank-level between 1866 and 1938. The database containsvariables such as lending, deposits, capital, expenses, holding of bondsand stocks, loan losses, profits, and dividends. The data is used to studysuch issues as market concentration, profitability, andefficiency/productivity. The paper shows that markets for lending anddeposits skyrocketed from 1880, which made commercial banks theleading financial institution in Sweden. The commercial banks then lostpart of their dominant position from about 1918, as the banks sufferedlarge losses and many reconstructions during the crises of 1921 and1932. The second half of the period saw a sharp increase in marketconcentration, with larger banks acquiring many small- and mediumsized competitors. We conclude that Swedish commercial banking duringthe period was essentially one of two distinct halves, with the first beingcompetitive and expansionary and the second distinguished byconcentration and contraction.

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Uppsala, 2019. , p. 49
Series
Uppsala papers in financial and business history, ISSN 1652-5124 ; 24
Keywords [en]
commercial banking; market concentration; profitability; crises; credit
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-384051DiVA, id: diva2:1318771
Projects
Financial market regimes, bank efficiency and economic growth in Sweden, 1866-2016
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The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2015:0064:1Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2019-05-28

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