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Developments in Banking Research and Areas for Future Study


  • Philip Molyneux


There has been an explosion of research into banking issues following the global financial crisis of 2007–08. What was once regarded as a somewhat esoteric subject area, nestled halfway between economics and finance, has now become mainstream attracting significant academic and policy attention. The following review aims to outline areas of topicality and highlight possibilities for future research. This paper covers recent empirical work on: bank capital; systemic risk; corporate governance; consumer protection and financial inclusion; size and diversification; and the impact of government intervention and unconventional monetary policy in banking.

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  • Philip Molyneux, 2018. "Developments in Banking Research and Areas for Future Study," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(1), pages 167-179, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ijecbs:v:25:y:2018:i:1:p:167-179
    DOI: 10.1080/13571516.2017.1399654

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