Investigating Diversity in the Banking Sector in Europe: Key Developments, Performance and Role of Cooperative Banks

CEPS Paperbacks, September 2010

184 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2010

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Rym Ayadi

HEC Montreal

David T. Llewellyn

Loughborough University - Department of Economics

Reinhard H. Schmidt

Goethe University Frankfurt - Chair of Banking and Finance

Emrah Arbak

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); University of Lyon II - Groupe dAnalyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE)

Willem Pieter De Groen

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: September 14, 2010

Abstract

This book investigates the merits of a diverse banking system with a special focus on the performance and role of cooperative banks in seven European countries where they are prominent (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). The theoretical and empirical arguments that are developed in this book tend to support the view that it is economically beneficial to have stakeholder-value banks with a dual bottom-line function, such as cooperative banks. For those who accept this premise, it would suggest that policy-makers should not take or support actions that could jeopardise this valuable element of the financial system in various countries in Europe and of the emerging integrated European financial system.

Keywords: bank, banking system, cooperative banks, financial system

Suggested Citation

Ayadi, Rym and Llewellyn, David T. and Schmidt, Reinhard H. and Arbak, Emrah and Pieter De Groen, Willem, Investigating Diversity in the Banking Sector in Europe: Key Developments, Performance and Role of Cooperative Banks (September 14, 2010). CEPS Paperbacks, September 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1677335

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David T. Llewellyn

Loughborough University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Reinhard H. Schmidt

Goethe University Frankfurt - Chair of Banking and Finance ( email )

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