The purpose of banking : transforming banking for stability and economic growth / by Anjan V. Thakor
By: Thakor, Anjan V.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019Description: 232 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9780190919535.Subject(s): Banks | Economy | Financial advisory services | SocietyOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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THE PURPOSE OF BANKS: WHAT BANKS DO AND WHY: Money, guns, and lawyers: the business of banking -- The origins of banking and the services banks provide: customers, investors, and other stakeholders -- Out of sight, out of mind? Off-balance-sheet banking. BANK DECISION-MAKING AND THE REGULATION OF BANKS: CAPITAL, REGULATION, PURPOSE, AND CULTURE: When your chickens come home to roost: bank capital regulation and the search for financial stability -- Higher purpose, culture, and capital: is banking on culture a capital idea? BANKS AND MARKETS: INTERACTIONS THAT AFFECT STABILITY AND GROWTH: Financial system architecture: where do banks sit in the financial system? -- Changes in banking over time. FINANCIAL CRISES: CAUSES, EFFECTS, AND CURES: Financial crises and banks: what caused the great recession, and what were its effects? REFORMING BANKING AND LOOKING AHEAD: IMPROVING BANKING AND THE POTENTIAL INTERACTIONS WITH FINTECH: The final frontier: an improved banking system to achieve financial stability and economic growth -- Closing curtain: should banking be fundamentally redesigned? -- Summing up and looking ahead: FinTech and banking.
Examines the purpose of banking, advising banks have lost sight of their higher purpose. Opines banks are the safe-keepers of assets, the creators of value, and essential to economic progress, and these essential economic functions should drive their culture and purpose in society.