This volume includes papers on topics related to efficiency issues in U.S. and European equity and options markets, as well as the productive efficiency of various types of depository financial institutions. In the capital market context, the book highlights the provisions of efficient trading services in the capital markets and the role of market size, concentration, quality, governance and automation of trading. In the banking perspectives, the volume presents topics related to market integration, dynamic models of bank production, regulatory closure rules for banking firms, risk based insurance premiums in banking, and the economics of the research and development in private firms.
...Fifteen papers present theoretical and empirical research in banking and finance. Journal of Economic Literature
What explains the difference between the futures' price and its "fair" value? - evidence from the European exchange, T. Berglund, R. Kabir; European financial market integration, S. Kleimeier, H. Sander; efficiency change, technological progress and productivity growth in small thrift institutions - the case of US cooperative banks, E. Elyasiani, et al; corporate growth options and systematic risk, S. Sarkar; can we beat the dow? the mirage of growth strategies, L. Becchetti, G. Marini; risk-return relationship in the banking industry, D.K. Osborne, S.W. Lee; foreign entry and efficiency - evidence from the Brazilian banking industry, M.R. Vasconcelos, J.R. Fucidji; trading and stock returns - a re-examination, R.P. Narayanan, et al; do exchange listings bring the desired improvement in liquidity? observations from the Nordic markets for venture capital and IPOs, P.J. Westerholm; R&D subsidies and uncertain innovation -do small and large firms respond differently to subsidy changes?, R.K. Goel; future challenges for securities and derivative markets, M. Malkam ki; technological development and concentration of stock exchanges in Europe, H. Schmiedel.