The Economics of Banking

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9780470090084: The Economics of Banking

The Economics of Banking describes and explains trends and operations in banking within an accessible microeconomic framework. It incorporates theory with the practical aspects of banking so as to set banking within the economics paradigm. A primary section on trends within banking leads on to chapters on the microeconomics of banking, market structure and regulation. The overall objective is to provide a mathematically accessible microeconomic context that will help students understand and analyze trends and operations in banking.

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The Economics of Banking addresses the need for a user-friendly textbook that is mathematically accessible and provides a microeconomic context, enabling students to understand and analyze contemporary trends and operations in banking.

Providing a sound theoretical basis for understanding bank behaviour, The Economics of Banking is essential for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in banking.


  • Coverage of a wide range of topics, including trends in domestic and international banking, retail and wholesale banking, theory of the banking firm, the structure of banking and risk management macroeconomics of banking.
  • End of chapter conclusions and summaries.
  • A supplementary website, featuring additional materials including PowerPoint slides and figures from the book.

About the Author:

Kent Matthews is the Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance at Cardiff Business School.

John Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Finance at Liverpool Business School.

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Kent Matthews; John Thompson
Published by Wiley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0470090081 ISBN 13: 9780470090084
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