Comparative Economic Studies

, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 295–312 | Cite as

Learning from the Irish Experience – A Clinical Case Study in Banking Failure

  • Brian M Lucey
  • Charles Larkin
  • Constantin Gurdgiev
Symposium Article

Abstract

We present a review of the Irish banking collapse, detailing its origins in a confluence of events. We suggest that the very concentrated nature of the Irish banking sector, which will emerge from the policy decisions taken as a consequence of the collapse, runs a risk of a second crisis. We survey the literature on size and efficiency and suggest some alternative policy approaches.

Keywords

banking Ireland regulation collapse 

JEL Classifications

G21 G28 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian M Lucey
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Charles Larkin
    • 5
    • 6
  • Constantin Gurdgiev
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Business, Trinity CollegeDublinIreland
  2. 2.Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), The Sutherland CentreDublinIreland
  3. 3.Glasgow Business School, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityLanarkshireUK
  4. 4.Faculty of Economics, University of LjubljanaLjubljana 1000Slovenia
  5. 5.School of Business and Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity CollegeDublinIreland
  6. 6.Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCardiffUK

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