This book provides a compendium to recent work in empirical banking. It follows the structure in "The Microeconomics of Banking" by Xavier Freixas and Jean Charles Rochet in arranging the relevant methodologies, applications and results to achieve a coherent synthesis between available theory and supporting empirics.
This book provides a compendium to the empirical work investigating the hypotheses generated by recent banking theory. Such a compendium is overdue. Since the publication of the The Microeconomics of Banking by Xavier Freixas and Jean Charles Rochet, work in empirical banking has further blossomed, not only in sheer volume but also in the variety of questions being tackled, datasets becoming available, and methodologies being introduced. This book follows the structure in Freixas and Rochet's book and arranges the relevant methodologies, applications, and results according to each of their original chapters in order to have a coherent synthesis between available theory and supporting empirics. Each chapter in Microeconometrics of Banking contains a modest introduction (where possible and appropriate), a concise methodology section with one or more relevant methodologies, and several illustrative applications. In a "muscular" results section the authors summarize the main robust and seminal findings in the literature that are in the text, and provide the details of many other studies in figures and tables.
INTRODUCTION; WHY DO FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES EXIST?; THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION APPROACH TO BANKING; THE LENDER-BORROWER RELATIONSHIP; EQUILIBRIUM AND RATIONING IN THE CREDIT MARKET; THE MACROECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FINANCIAL IMPERFECTIONS; INDIVIDUAL BANK RUNS AND SYSTEMIC RISK; MANAGING RISKS IN THE BANKING FIRM; THE REGULATION OF BANKS; CONCLUSION; EPILOGUE: THE BANKING CRISIS OF 2007-2008