The Economics of Banking

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Banks have a special position in the financial system. Their exclusive link to the central bank puts them at the top of the financial system and enables banks to offer liquidity to the wider economy. They also provide loans and payment services to firms and households. This multifaceted nature of banking makes the economics of banking exciting. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this collection assembles the best ‘banking’ papers on all these dimensions and will be invaluable for all banking scholars and practitioners.

2020 992 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 275 4 £375.00 £337.50 $595.00 $535.50

Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. is registered in the UK at: The Lypiatts, 15 Lansdown Road,
Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2JA. Registered number: 2041703

How To Order


Get up to 20% discount when you order online

By Email

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]

By Phone

UK/ROW: +44 (0) 1243 843291

N/S America: (800) 390-3149

Connect With Us

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

For news, views and offers


Read our Blog

For news, views and debate from our authors and readers.

For More Information

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]