Financial Crisis, Bank Behaviour and Credit Crunch

  • Stefania P.S. Rossi
  • Roberto Malavasi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Genesis and Evolution of the Global Financial Crisis

  3. Bank Opportunistic Behaviour and Structural Reforms

  4. Bank Regulation, Credit Access and Bank Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Danilo V. Mascia, Kevin Keasey, Francesco Vallascas
      Pages 83-94
    3. Marina Brogi, Rosaria Langone
      Pages 95-109
    4. Emma Galli, Stefania P. S. Rossi
      Pages 111-123
    5. Duc Duy Nguyen, Jens Hagendorff, Arman Eshraghi
      Pages 125-138
  5. Credit Crunch: Regional Issues

About these proceedings


This book presents original contributions assessing the effects the 2008 financial crisis has had on bank behaviour, regulation and credit access. After describing some of the economic aspects behind the outbreak and later developments in the recent financial turmoil, it examines the strategic responses of banks, firms and institutions, at both the macro and micro level. In this regard, the book discusses the extent to which policies implemented by governments and monetary authorities encouraged opportunistic behaviour and produced distorted incentives and market failures. Subsequently, it presents various viewpoints on how changes in bank regulations influenced bank lending, bank risk and bank funding sources. Lastly, the book evaluates the impact of the financial crisis on the cost of funding and the shrinking credit supply, examining specific cases at the regional level in Italy.


Bank Regulation Banking Credit Crunch Financial Crisis Market Failures Moral Hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefania P.S. Rossi
    • 1
  • Roberto Malavasi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Economics and BusinessUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Economics and BusinessUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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