Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Banking A Very Short Introduction Banks are of central importance for economic growth the allocation of capital competitiveness and financial stability Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregul

  • Title: Banking: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: JohnGoddard John O.S. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780199688920
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry s investment played a key role in enhancing national economic growth in the early 21st century The global financial crisis in 2007 revealed the bBanks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry s investment played a key role in enhancing national economic growth in the early 21st century The global financial crisis in 2007 revealed the banking world s feet of clay Since 2007, the turmoil in the global financial system has prompted a fundamental reappraisal of the scale, scope, governance, performance, safety and soundness of banks and other financial institutions In this Very Short Introduction John Goddard and John Wilson explore the world of banking, describing the role of central banks in national and global economies, and analyzing the increasing supervision and regulation imposed on the banking industry Looking to the future, the authors consider proposals for reform of the banking industry, and the prospects of a resolution of the closely related banking and sovereign debt crises ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    1. Chapter 1: Origins and function of bankingChapter 2: Financial intermediationChapter 3: Securitized bankingChapter 4: The central bank and the conduct of monetary policyChapter 5: Regulation and supervision of the banking industryChapter 6: Origins of the global financial crisisChapter 7: The global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisisChapter 8: Policy and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis

    2. The author is very good at explaining complex concepts in layman terms. I have to say it's the first book I read that make me comprehend what happened in the financial crisis and Basel III. It started from the very basics of what's is banking, to the evolvement of banking, to different types of banks, how does the balance sheet of a bank looks like to more complex terms such as securitization, MBS, CDO, tranche, quantitative easing, credit easing, risk weighted assets etc. The book can be finish [...]

    3. [Only read specific chapters, not whole] Interesting introduction to the topic for someone who wants an overview to the wide world of banking. Also good to refresh basic notions and to have a view of the 2007 crisis.

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