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Competition and Stability in Banking
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Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy

Xavier Vives


Does too much competition in the banking sector hurt society? What policies can best protect and stabilize banking without stifling it? Institutional responses to such questions have evolved over time, from interventionist regulatory control after the Great Depression to the liberalization policies that started in the United States in the 1970s. The 2007–2009 crisis, which originated from an oversupply of credit, once again raised questions about excessive banking competition and what should be done about it. This book addresses the critical relationships between competition, regulation, and s ... More

Keywords: banking sector, competition, financial crisis, regulation, stability, Europe, United States, emerging economies, developing economies, crisis interventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691171791
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xavier Vives, author
London School of Economics