This revised and updated edition of The Economics of Banking addresses the need for a user-friendly textbook that is mathematically accessible and provides a microeconomic context, which enables students to understand and analyse contemporary trends and operations in banking.
Providing a sound theoretical basis for understanding bank behaviour, The Economics of Banking is essential for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in banking.
FEATURES OF THE NEW EDITION
* Greater emphasis is provided on risk management with an extended chapter dealing with trading risk and recent developments in bank book risk management.
* A new chapter has been added on assessing bank competition and the competitive nature of the banking market.
* New material has been added on bank performance including: benchmarking, efficiency analysis and modelling of bank cost functions.
* Coverage of bank and financial regulation has been significantly updated with more extensive discussion of Basel 2 and operational risk.
* More rigour has been added to the chapter on international banking and more discussion about the future of retail banking is included in the introductory chapter.
* New material has been added in selected chapters examining the global credit crunch of 2007/8 and the Northern Rock bank crisis in the UK.
Kent Matthews, John L. Thompson
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