The Banks and the Italian Economy by Damiano Bruno SilipoThe Banks and the Italian Economy by Damiano Bruno Silipo

The Banks and the Italian Economy

EditorDamiano Bruno Silipo

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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The Italian banking system underwent major transformations during the 1990s. This book seeks to depict the effects of those changes on the Italian economy. First, using credit rationing as an indicator of financial development, the book explores to what extent financial development serves as an incentive for an individual to start his or her own business, favors the entry of new firms, increases competition, and promotes growth in the Italian regions. Second, the book analyzes whether the consolidation process in the Italian banking industry and local differences in banking competition impact the amount of bank debt used by Italian small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. Another way to explore the effects of the banking system on the economy is to estimate the implications of local banking development for firms and sectors that are more dependent on external finance, especially small firms and firms in high-tech sectors.
Title:The Banks and the Italian EconomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:251 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Physica-Verlag HDLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3790825743

ISBN - 13:9783790825749


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Credit Rationing in Italy.- Does Local Financial Development Matter?- Local Financial Development and Corporate Financial Policy.- The Geography of Banking Power: The Role of Functional Distance.- Bank Mergers and Credit Allocation Among Italian Regions.- Basel II and the Financing of R&D Investments.- Basel II and Banking Behaviour in Local Markets.- Consolidation, Ownership Structure and Efficiency in the Italian Banking System.- Measuring the Efficiency of the Banking System in a Dualistic Economy: Evidence From the Italian Case.- Consolidation, Ownership Structure and Efficiency in the Italian Banking System.