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.
Table of Contents
1. Strategic and Organizational Challenges in European Banking Jordi Canals 2. Regulatory Capital Requirements and Financial Stability Jaime Caruana 3. 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. Santomero 6. 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 Havrylchyk 8. Electronic Payments and ATMs: Changing Technology and Cost Efficiency in Banking David B. Humphrey, Santiago Carbó Valverde & Rafael Lopez del Paso 9. Pricing Strategies in European Banking: Specialization, Technology and Intertemporal Smoothing Santiago Carbó Valverde & Francisco Rodríguez Fernández 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? María J. Nieto, Javier Delgado & Ignacio Hernando 14. Bank Risks and the Business Cycle Rudi Vander Vennet, Olivier De Jonghe & Lieven Baele 15. House Prices and Consumer Lending John P. Calverley 16. Capital Markets and Financial Integration in Europe Philipp Hartmann, Simone Manganelli & Cyril Monnet
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, UK