This series explores the roles of money and banking in the modern world. Banking is an increasingly important and international industry, and its interaction with money is a major concern for the world's economic policy-makers.
By Muhammad Saeed Meo, Marcin W. Staniewski
August 01, 2024
This book introduces green bonds and their significance in portfolio management and sustainable finance. It emphasizes the significance of green bonds in terms of two primary factors: environmental sustainability and investor return. The book establishes the definitions, features, and typology of ...
By Claudio Scardovi
August 01, 2024
Strategy and Finance are generally viewed as two separate subjects. Once regarded with fascination, they have become the subject of strong criticism, the first considered too theoretical and long-term to be of any use and the second too speculative and short-term to contribute to value creation. ...
By Joanna Bogołębska, Ewa Feder-Sempach, Ewa Stawasz-Grabowska
July 19, 2024
Safe assets constitute an essential component of the contemporary, international financial system and are vital to its stability. As they are perceived as risk-free assets, they are a special type of financial instrument. Although the vast majority of safe assets are issued by governments, due to ...
By Agnes Olatokunbo Martins
June 28, 2024
This book comprehensively explores the intricate relationship between banking reforms, economic well-being, and poverty reduction across the African continent. Delving into the historical roots of banking reforms, it examines the resilience of banking sectors in key African countries like South ...
By Francesco De Pascalis, Alan Brener
May 01, 2024
Open banking ends the proprietary control of customer information by banks and allows customers to share their banking financial data with third parties as a matter of right. It can also permit customers to allow others to remove funds direct from their bank accounts in return for goods and ...
By Usman W. Chohan
April 19, 2024
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have blossomed into an area of immense cultural, investment, and academic interest, and this groundswell of fascination with non-fungible digital tokenization has been accompanied by a variety of attitudes towards their function, purpose, and potential. Some advocates ...
By Carmela D'Avino, Mimoza Shabani
March 04, 2024
Banks play the most vital role in the economy by acting as financial intermediaries and providing the necessary credit to fund consumption and investment, thereby effecting real economic activity. Banks have been in existence for centuries and while the core of their function remains the same, ...
By Christoph F-D. Wu
January 29, 2024
This inter-disciplinary and wide-ranging study unravels the social processes of decision-making at the interface of central banks and financial market participants, and thereby raises important questions about responsible central bank governance and its obligations to stakeholders in society. The ...
By Leokadia Oręziak
January 29, 2024
This book examines the origins and consequences of so-called pension fund capitalism, which has spread around the world since 1981, when the pension system was completely privatized in Chile. The author highlights the driving forces behind the privatization of pensions, its forms and tools used in ...
By Elżbieta Kubińska, Magdalena Adamczyk-Kowalczuk, Anna Macko
December 18, 2023
Due to swift technological changes and the resultant digital revolution, a wide range of new digital financial products and services have emerged in the financial markets, as witnessed in the context of the fintech sector, the economics of blockchain and NFT issuance. This book takes an in-depth ...
By Piotr Łasak, Jonathan Williams
November 07, 2023
The book provides deep insight into the processes of digital transformation of banking according to economic, institutional, and social dimensions. Together with the transformation of incumbent banks, the processes result in changes in the scope of existing banking services. Moreover, new entities ...
By Artie Ng, Jatin Nathwani
November 03, 2023
The COVID-19 crisis has proven that sustainability of an institution or organization requires a constant review of one’s strategic positioning and the execution of pertinent plans in response to evolving externalities. Resilient organizations continue to revive themselves through effective R&D ...