Competition and Profitability in European Financial Services: Strategic, Systemic and Policy Issues by Morten BallingCompetition and Profitability in European Financial Services: Strategic, Systemic and Policy Issues by Morten Balling

Competition and Profitability in European Financial Services: Strategic, Systemic and Policy Issues

byMorten Balling, Frank Lierman, Andy Mullineux

Paperback | February 18, 2009

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Financial services firms play a key role in the European economy. The efficiency and profitability of these firms and the competition among them have an impact on allocation of savings, financing of investment, economic growth, the stability of the financial system and the transmission of monetary policy.

This collection of research contributions includes evaluations of trends in the European financial service industry and examinations of the driving forces of efficiency, competition and profitability of financial firms and institutions in Europe. The papers have been written by leading academics and researchers in the field, who specialize in strategic, systematic and policy issues related to the European financial services industry.

This edited collection will be will be essential reading for students and academics but will also be of interest to financial practitioners and government officials interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of this complex issue.

Morten Balling is Professor of Finance at the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.Frank Lierman is Chief Economist at Dexia Bank, Belgium.Andy Mullineux is Professor of Global Finance, and Director of the Global Finance Research Group in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham...
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Title:Competition and Profitability in European Financial Services: Strategic, Systemic and Policy IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 18, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415494001

ISBN - 13:9780415494007

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Table of Contents

1. Strategic and Organizational Challenges in European Banking Jordi Canals2. Regulatory Capital Requirements and Financial StabilityJaime Caruana3. Markets and Institutions: Managing the Evolving Financial Risk Malcolm D. Knight  4. Macroeconomic Consequences of Financial Market Regulation Josef Christl 5. The Changing Pattern of Payments in the United States Anthony M. Santomero6. The East-West Efficiency Gap in European Banking Marko Kosak & Peter Zajc 7. Foreign Acquisitions and Industry Wealth Effects of Privatisation: Evidence from the Polish Banking Industry Dirk Schiereck, Martin T.Bohl & Olena Havrylchyk8. Electronic Payments and ATMs: Changing Technology and Cost Efficiency in Banking David B. Humphrey, Santiago Carb' Valverde & Rafael Lopez del Paso9. Pricing Strategies in European Banking: Specialization, Technology and Intertemporal Smoothing Santiago Carb' Valverde & Francisco Rodr'ez Fern'ez 10. Bank Efficiency and Mis-specified Input Prices Michael Koetter 11. Competition in a Highly Concentrated Banking Sector ' Theoretical Empirical and Practical Considerations for the Netherlands Johannes M. Groeneveld & Wim Boonstra 12. Strategic Management in Banking: In Medio Virtus Jean Dermine 13. Do European Primarily Internet Banks Show Scale and Experience Efficiencies? Mar'J. Nieto, Javier Delgado & Ignacio Hernando 14. Bank Risks and the Business CycleRudi Vander Vennet, Olivier De Jonghe & Lieven Baele   15. House Prices and Consumer Lending John P. Calverley 16. Capital Markets and Financial Integration in EuropePhilipp Hartmann, Simone Manganelli & Cyril Monnet