This book features contributions from leading researchers into the effect of the recent financial crisis on lending in the banking sector. They explore the emergence of alternative methods of firm financing, including crowdfunding, firm network financing and venture capital, and analyse the performance of listed European invative firms. The book discusses related topics such as the role of loan dynamics and structure for Central and Eastern European ecomic growth, the liquidity policy of the European Central Bank during the Euro crisis, sovereign pensions and social security reserve funds. Lending, Investments and the Financial Crisis addresses the ways in which the strategies of institutional investors have been impacted by the crisis. The study focuses on Western, Central and Eastern Europe, while providing a wider context in terms of comparison with the Chinese banking system.
Elena Beccalli is Full Professor of Banking and Finance at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, where she is the Dean of the School of Banking, Finance and Insurance. She is visiting Senior Fellow in Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where she is a Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. Elena Beccalli is the author of books and articles in academic national and international journals in the area of economics of financial institutions. Federica Poli is Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, where she is the Director of the Undergraduate degree in Service Management, and Director of the MA in International Trade Management. She is the author of publications in national and international academic journals and books in the area of bank management and financial intermediation.
Date of Publication
Finance & Accounting
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions