publication . Thesis

On the competitiveness, emergence and regional links of financial centres.

Fattouh, Bassam;
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  • Publisher: SOAS University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The purposes of this thesis are first, to provide a general framework to analyse the location of financial activity, second, to study the emergence and evolution of banking centres centres and finally, to test empirically several hypotheses related to banking centres and their links with regional economies. In the first part of the thesis, we examine the impact of information asymmetry on the degree of centralisation of banking activity by incorporating spatial factors in a model of credit rationing. We next discuss the main factors that push bank to locate near each other and explore how pecuniary externalities in the form of backward and forward linkages can g...
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