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Bank mergers in a deregulated environment : promise and peril

Author: Bernard Shull; Gerald A Hanweck
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work evaluates existing bank merger policy and offers workable proposals for new legislative actions that would enhance the benefits of bank mergers without exacerbating the weaknesses. The  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shull; Gerald A Hanweck
ISBN: 1567203795 9781567203790
OCLC Number: 44426720
Description: xv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Banks in the 1980s: A Near Death Experience? --
The Merger Movement and Structural Change --
Competition and Merger Policy in Banking --
The Uncertain Future: Promise and Peril --
2. Banking and Government in the Early Days of Banking --
A Brief History of Banking in Western Europe --
Sovereign Loans, Public Finance, and Bank Failure --
The Search for Stability --
Symbiosis and Competition Policy --
App. Early Scottish Banking --
3. Early Competition Policies in the United States --
The Colonial Perspective --
First Policies and Competitive Restraints --
The American Banking Model: Benefits, Costs, and Perennial Issues --
Competitive Issues in Changing Regimes --
Banking Structure and Competition in the Mid-Twentieth Century --
4. Banking and Antitrust --
Beginnings of Antitrust Enforcement in Banking --
The Bank Holding Company and Merger Acts --
Integration of Banking Policy and Antitrust --
Early Enforcement and the Evolution of Policy --
Other Elements of Competition Policy --
App. Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI): Illustrative Computations --
5. Why Banks Merge --
Economic Conditions --
Enabling Factors --
Motivations --
Empirical Analysis of Merger Motives --
App. Bank Consolidation in Europe --
6. The Economics of Structural Reorganization --
Mergers and Structural Change --
Mergers and Bank Efficiency --
Mergers, Diversification, and Risk --
Price Effects of Mergers --
Analysis of the Anomaly --
Preliminary Implications for Merger Policy --
App. Bank Structure Projections --
7. Toward a New Competition Policy for Banking --
A Recapitulation of Current Bank Merger Policy --
The Deficiencies of Bank Merger Policy --
The Presence of the Past: A Framework for Analysis --
Proposals for Change --
8. Summary and Conclusions.
Responsibility: Bernard Shull, Gerald A. Hanweck.

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