Banking and Finance in South - Eastern Europe: The Albanian Case
AbstractThis paper aims to present the main developments of banking and finance in Albania in a historical perspective. This historical overview might help to better understand not only the great difficulties and obstacles the country faced in the past but also the successes it achieved. It is widely known that the financial system, especially the banking sector, is considered as very important as it serves as a catalyst for the economic development of the country. And this is because financial depth determines economic growth. The paper also highlights the future challenges that the Albanian financial system will face within the context of the country’s European integration and the EU harmonization of the financial policies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 84.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Historical perspectives; Financial system; Bank-dominated system; Panics; EU integration;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies
- N24 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: 1913-
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-11-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2008-11-11 (Banking)
- NEP-CFN-2008-11-11 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-EEC-2008-11-11 (European Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2008-11-11 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-TRA-2008-11-11 (Transition Economics)
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- John P. Bonin, 2001. "Financial Intermediation in Southeast Europe: Banking On the Balkans," The wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers 006, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
- International Monetary Fund, 2005. "Albania: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision and Payment Systems," IMF Staff Country Reports 05/274, International Monetary Fund.
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