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Size, risk, and governance in European banking, Jens Hagendorff, Kevin Keasey, and Francesco Vallascas

The financial crisis that erupted in 2007 has brought the issues of the size, risk, and regulation of banks to the attention of a wide audience. It is difficult to open a broadsheet newspaper or a business magazine without being confronted with some aspect of bank behaviour, be it their risk levels, bankers' excessive rewards, the intertwining of bank and sovereign risk, or how they should be regulated to avoid problems in the future. In Europe, the recent and on-going crisis has demonstrated that the European Union (EU) was institutionally ill-prepared to manage a financial crisis, especially one involving large cross-border institutions which are systemically important to a number of countries. This book aims at integrating and synthesizing the various perspectives on the size, risk, and governance of banking as applied to the European markets, providing fresh insights and new analysis of the empirical data.--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of Contents
I) INTRODUCTION 1: Introduction (II) SIZE IN BANKING 2: Bank Systemic Size and Systemic Crises 3: Increases in Size and Bank Default Risk: Evidence from European Bank Mergers (III) RISK IN EUROPEAN BANKING 4: The Trends and Composition of Banking Risk across Europe 5: The Determinants of European Bank Exposure to Systemic Shocks (IV) CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN EUROPEAN BANKING 6: Board Monitoring, Regulation and Performance in the European Banking Industry 7: Executive Pay and Risk-taking in the European Banking Industry 8: Systemic Risk Potential and Opacity in European Banks (V) Conclusions 9: Conclusions
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
xiii, 261 pages, illustrations, 24 cm.

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