The German Financial System by Jan P. Krahnen

The German Financial System

EditorJan P. Krahnen, Reinhard H. Schmidt

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This book is both a reference book on Germany's financial system and a contribution to the economic debate about its status at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In giving a comprehensive account of the many facets of the system, it covers corporate governance, relationship lending,stock market development, investor protection, the venture capital industry, and the accounting system, and reports on monetary transmission and the credit channel, regulation and banking competition, the insurance and investment industry, and mergers and acquisitions. Special chapters at thebeginning and at the end of the book adopt the financial system perspective, analysing the mutual fit of different features of the financial system; and each of the fifteen chapters addresses particular myths that surround it. The book is invaluable for those who want to understand the German economy and its financial system, promising not only a compilation of facts and statistics on Germany's financial markets and institutions, but also an analysis of its current structure and the determinants of its futuredevelopment.

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Jan P. Krahnen is Chair of Corporate Finance, Department of Business and Economics, University of Frankfurt. Reinhard H. Schmidt is Wilhelm Merton Chair for International Banking and Finance, Department of Business and Economics, University of Frankfurt.
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Title:The German Financial SystemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.39 inPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253161

ISBN - 13:9780199253166

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Overview1. Jan Pieter Krahnen and Reinhard H. Schmidt: The Purpose and Structure of the Book2. Reinhard H. Schmidt and Marcel Tyrell: What Constitutes a Financial System in General and the German Financial System in Particular?Part II: Financial Sectors and Corporate Finance3. Andreas Hackethal: German Banks and Banking Structure4. Raimond Maurer: Instititutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds5. Erik Theissen: Organized Equity Markets6. Andreas Worms: Monetary Policy Transmission and the Financial System in Germany7. Ralf Elsas and Jan Pieter Krahnen: Universal Banks and Relationships with Firms8. Stefanie Franzke, Stefanie Grohs, and Christian Laux: Initial Public Offerings and Venture Capital in Germany9. Frank A. Schimd and Mark Wahrenburg: Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany: Social Setting and Regulatory FrameworkPart III: Regulation and Corporate Governance10. Karl-Hermann Fischer and Christian Pfeil: Regulation and Competition in German Banking11. Oliver Rieckers and Gerald Spindler: Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects12. Reinhard H. Schmidt: Corporate Governance in Germany: An Economic Perspective13. Eric Nowak: Investor Protection and Capital Market Regulation in Germany14. Christian Luez and Jens Wustemann: The Role of Accounting in the German Financial SystemPart IV: Perspectives15. Jan Pieter Krahnen and Reinhard H. Schmidt: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead: The German Financial System at the Crossroads?Index