Greek Banking at the Dawn of the New Millennium

72 Pages Posted: 11 May 2001

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Barry Eichengreen

University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Heather D. Gibson

Bank of Greece; Athens University of Economics and Business

Date Written: May 2001

Abstract

In this paper we analyse the current state, past performance, and future prospects of the Greek banking system. Greek banking is in a period of rapid transformation, reflecting the impact of national, European and international forces. Deregulation and European integration are already intensifying competition. The most revolutionary transformation will follow from the privatization of Greece's public banks. We focus on two challenges for policy makers: the need to strengthen prudential supervision, and the need to manage the process of restructuring so as to deliver a more efficient, competitive banking system.

Keywords: Banking, European integration, Greece

JEL Classification: F30, G20

Suggested Citation

Eichengreen, Barry and Gibson, Heather D., Greek Banking at the Dawn of the New Millennium (May 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=269391

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