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The German Financial System
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The German Financial System

Jan P. Krahnen and Reinhard H. Schmidt

Abstract

The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of all aspects of the German financial system, grounded in the current discussion about the importance of a country's financial system for its economic development. The common starting points for the book as a whole as well as for all 15 individual chapters are what the respective authors perceive as peculiarities of the German financial system and the perception that seems to prevail among foreign observers of this system.

Keywords: bank-based financial system, bank–client relationships, banks and banking structure, competition and regulation, convergence of financial systems, credit channel of monetary policy transmission, finance and accounting, financial system development, German corporate governance, German financial system, German stock exchanges, initial public offerings and venture capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199253161.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan P. Krahnen, editor
Chair Corporate Finance, Department of Business and Economics, University of Frankfurt
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Reinhard H. Schmidt, editor
Wilhelm Merton Chair for International Banking and Finance, Department of Business and Economics, University of Frankfurt
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PART I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

1 The Purpose and Structure of the Book

JAN PIETER KRAHNEN AND REINHARD H. SCHMIDT

PART II FINANCIAL SECTORS AND CORPORATE FINANCE

7 Universal Banks and Relationships with Firms

RALF ELSAS AND JAN PIETER KRAHNEN

8 Initial Public Offerings and Venture Capital in Germany*

STEFANIE FRANZKE, STEFANIE GROHS, AND CHRISTIAN LAUX

PART III REGULATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

10 Regulation and Competition in German Banking: An Assessment

KARL-HERMANN FISCHER* AND CHRISTIAN PFEIL

11 Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects

OLIVER RIECKERS AND GERALD SPINDLER

PART IV PERSPECTIVES

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