This work manages to be both rigorous and pleasant to read. Such a book was long overdue and shouldbe required reading for anybody interested in the economics of banking and finance.
The Microeconomics of Banking will be a real boon to all lecturers and students studying banking at the graduate level in economics and finance. Carefully presented by two of the very best banking theorists in the world, Freixas and Rochet's text surveys the most advanced theories of banking behavior, and of the rationale for regulation.
Each main chapter comes complete with testing problems and their solutions.
Center for Microeconomic Data
Highly recommended. This is an excellent introduction to the theory of banking. It assumes little prior knowledge but quickly takes the reader to the frontiers of the field. It should be required reading in any Ph.
Microeconomics of Banking, Second Edition | The MIT Press
D level course on banking, as also for anybody who has an interest in the theoretical foundations of banking. At last the profession has an advanced book on the theory of banking.
Freixas and Rochet make a real contribution to the profession by integrating a disparate but growing literature on intermediation. They show the role that these institutions play in the economy and the complex nature of optical decision making in an imperfect capital market. The book should be required reading for serious students in the area. The events of the summer and fall of underline the importance of the role played by banks in the economy. The Microeconomics of Banking provides an outstanding exposition of the theory of banking.
The second edition is even better than the first. Freixas and Rochet are exceptional scholars who have contributed significantly to the field. They have managed to explain banking in a comprehensive and comprehensible way.
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