The question of whether bank mergers generate cost savings has received a great deal of attention recently, and for good reason.

The Treasury Department in 1991 recommended that banks be allowed to branch across state lines to help improve the industry's financial strength. Furthermore, megamergers are on the rise, with their architects promising dramatic reductions in operating expenses.

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