Banking Globalization

Claudia M. Buch and Gayle L. Delong

in The Oxford Handbook of Banking

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640935
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Finance

 Banking Globalization

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This article provides an overview of research on the causes and effects of international bank mergers. It focuses on three main questions: First, what are the determinants and driving forces of cross-border bank mergers? Second, what are the effects of cross-border bank mergers on the efficiency and competitiveness of financial institutions and the financial system? Third, what are the implications of bank mergers for risks in banking? It begins with a brief review of the stylized facts on international bank mergers.

Keywords: international bank mergers; cross-border bank mergers; bank efficiency; competitiveness; financial system; financial institutions; banking risks

Article.  9316 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets ; International Economics

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