Handbook of Financial Intermediation and Banking

Handbook of Financial Intermediation and Banking

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The growth of financial intermediation research has yielded a host of questions that have pushed qdesignq issues to the fore even as the boundary between financial intermediation and corporate finance has blurred. This volume presents review articles on six major topics that are connected by information-theoretic tools and characterized by valuable perspectives and important questions for future research. Touching upon a wide range of issues pertaining to the designs of securities, institutions, trading mechanisms and markets, industry structure, and regulation, this volume will encourage bold new efforts to shape financial intermediaries in the future. * Original review articles offer valuable perspectives on research issues appearing in top journals * Twenty articles are grouped by six major topics, together defining the leading research edge of financial intermediation * Corporate finance researchers will find affinities in the tools, methods, and conclusions featured in these articlesConsequently, one could legitimately view financial intermediation research as a subset of corporate finance ... Six topics are covered in this book: design of securities and contracts; market microstructure; credit market ... This book has not one but numerous excellent reviews that provide valuable perspectives on a host of issues that are well represented in the research published in the top journals todayanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Financial Intermediation and Banking
Author:Anjan V. Thakor, Arnoud Boot
Publisher:Elsevier - 2008-07-07


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