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Working Paper
Systemic risk analysis using forward-looking distance-to-default series

Based on contingent claims theory, this paper develops a method to monitor systemic risk in the European banking system. Aggregated Distance-to-Default series are generated using option prices information from systemically important banks and the DJ STOXX Banks Index. These indicators provide methodological advantages in monitoring vulnerabilities in the banking system over time: 1) they capture interdependences and joint risk of distress in systemically important banks; 2) their forward-looking feature endow them with early signaling properties compared to traditional approaches in the ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 1005

Conference Paper
Cross-country comparisons of competition and pricing power in European banking

Proceedings , Paper 1107

Journal Article
Integrating banking markets in the EC

FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
Assessing the Euro three years after its launch

The Region , Volume 15 , Issue Dec , Pages 14-16

Conference Paper
Financial structure in a changing regulatory environment: Europe after 1992

Proceedings , Paper 295

Testimony on the economic and fiscal challenges facing Europe

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Speech , Paper 78

Working Paper
Determinants of domestic and cross-border bank acquisitions in the European Union

This paper analyzes the determinants of bank acquisitions both within and across 25 members of the European Union (EU-25) during the period 1997?2004. Our results suggest that poorly managed banks (those with a high cost-to-income ratio) and larger banks are more likely to be acquired by other banks in the same country. The probability of being a target in a cross-border deal is larger for banks that are quoted in the stock market. Finally, banks operating in more concentrated markets are less likely to be acquired by other banks in the same country but are more likely to be acquired by banks ...
FRB Atlanta Working Paper , Paper 2008-26

Journal Article
Implementing the single banking market in Europe

Financial integration of the European Community requires actions by both the EC and its member states to create a common EC-wide competitive and regulatory environment. This paper focuses on the EC's creation of the single market for retail banking services. It tracks the EC legislative process and the adoption of EC directives designed to create the single market. The study also examines some of the costs and benefits associated with the single banking market. This paper evaluates the EC's success in creating the single market by examining the rate of implementation by the member states ...
Economic Review

Conference Paper
Investment banking in Europe after 1992

Proceedings , Paper 243


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