International Studies in Comparative Banking: A Survey of Recent Developments

32 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2003

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Kym Brown

Monash Business School, Monash University; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Michael T. Skully

Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: December 27, 2002

Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive survey of some 170 international comparative banking studies. It summarizes the methodology, data sources and results. The aim is to identify research gaps and trends. Central themes include: Competition, contestability, efficiency, performance, regulation, financial crises, structure, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and risk. Opportunities for future research include replication studies outside the European region especially for developing nations. Future deregulation of banking services will provide prospects to study changes in operating conditions before or after effective dates. Technology and internet banking and its impact on banking are likewise growth areas with surprising little work conducted on the latter. In addition, improved methodologies and better data sources suggest revisiting much of the previous literature for revalidation.

Keywords: International banking, cross-country, survey, literature

JEL Classification: G21, L16

Suggested Citation

Brown, Kym and Skully, Michael T., International Studies in Comparative Banking: A Survey of Recent Developments (December 27, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=365920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.365920

Kym Brown (Contact Author)

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Michael T. Skully

Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance ( email )

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Queensland
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