Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 23, 2016

byJohn O. S. Wilson, John Goddard

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Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry's investment played a key role in enhancing national economicgrowth in the early 21st century. The global financial crisis in 2007 revealed the banking world's feet of clay.Since 2007, the turmoil in the global financial system has prompted a fundamental reappraisal of the scale, scope, governance, performance, safety and soundness of banks and other financial institutions. In this Very Short Introduction John Goddard and John Wilson explore the world of banking,describing the role of central banks in national and global economies, and analysing the increasing supervision and regulation imposed on the banking industry. Looking to the future, the authors consider proposals for reform of the banking industry, and the prospects of a resolution of theclosely-related banking and sovereign debt crises.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry's investment played a key role in enhancing national economicgrowth in the early 21st century. The global f...

John Goddard is Professor of Financial Economics and Deputy Head of Bangor Business School at Bangor University. He has published articles in Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Forecasting, European Journal of Operational Research and International Journal of Industrial Organization. His boo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688923

ISBN - 13:9780199688920

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Table of Contents

1. What do banks do, and why do we need banks?2. Types of bank and banking service3. Sources of risk in traditional banking4. Sources of risk in securitized banking5. The central bank6. Conduct of monetary policy7. Regulation and supervision of the banking industry8. Origins of the global financial crisis9. The global financial crisis and policy responses10. After the crisis: current policy and regulatory issuesFurther ReadingIndex