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La scomparsa dei centri decisionali dal sistema bancario meridionale

  • Alberto Zazzaro


    (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

More than a decade has now gone by since the crises of Banco di Napoli, Banco di Sicilia, Sicilcassa and the majors southern “Casse di Risparmio” have actually decreed the vanishing of an independent banking system in southern regions, but the economic and political debate on the effects of this process is still lively. In this paper, I introduce the main themes debated during the last ten years by researchers, practitioners and politicians. Specifically, I present the theoretical and practical reasons of those who consider the present structure of the southern banking system unsatisfactory for the economic prospects of the area.

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Volume (Year): 96 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (March-April)
Pages: 31-60

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Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:96:y:2006:i:2:p:31-60
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