I truly welcome this thoroughly revised edition of the Introduction to Banking textbook. Its authors are world-class scholars who on a daily basis research a wide array of highly relevant banking topics and maintain many close contacts with the commercial and central banking community. I can see no better guides to lead undergraduates into the fascinating (and at times bewildering) banking landscape.
Steven Ongena, Professor of Banking, University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR
I heartily endorse Introduction to Banking 2nd Edition, which thoroughly covers the topic of banking in the post-crisis world. Unlike other textbooks which are very US-centric, this is a global banking book which covers issues and institutions on a worldwide basis.
Allen N. Berger, the H. Montague Osteen, Jr, Professor in Banking and Finance, Moore School of Business, and Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina; Senior Fellow at Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Fellow of the European Banking Center, Tilburg University
This thoroughly revised edition of the book contains inestimable new chapters on banking crises, new financial instruments and a wide range of advanced issues. The topics are examined with a distinguishing combination of analytical and practical approaches. This makes the book an invaluable instrument for teaching banking to undergraduates both at universities and business schools. I highly recommend it.
Elena Carletti, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University, IGIER and CEPR
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Introduction to Banking is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the business of banking, written by expert authors. The book covers both theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry, highlighted by examples from across Europe and the wider international arena. It is organised into four main sections: introduction to banking; central banking and bank regulation; issues in bank management; comparative banking markets.
Suitable for all undergraduate students taking a course in banking, as well as professionals entering the banking industry. It also provides solid background reading for postgraduate students of banking.
About the authors
Dr Barbara Casu is Senior Lecturer in Financial Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her research interests are in Banking and Finance and Performance Measurement. She has published widely in these areas, including recent publications in: the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and Applied Financial Economics.
Dr Claudia Girardone is Lecturer in Finance at the University of Essex. Her main research interests are in the areas of bank performance and efficiency analysis and her recent publications appear in Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Philip Molyneux is Professor in Banking and Finance and Director of the Institute of European Finance at the University of Wales, Bangor, and has a chair at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Professor Molyneux has published widely in banking and acted as a consultant to: World Bank, European Commission, UK Treasury; and various other international banks and consulting firms. He has recently been appointed as one of eight expert financial sector advisers to the European Union's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee that implements financial services regulations for the European Community.