© 1992

Competitiveness in Banking

  • Niklaus Blattner
  • Hans Genberg
  • Alexander Swoboda
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Niklaus Blattner, Hans Genberg, Alexander Swoboda
      Pages 1-5
  3. Competitiveness in Banking

  4. The Swiss Banking Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Andreas Bossard, Matthias Wirth, Niklaus Blattner
      Pages 59-115
  5. Determinants of Trade in Banking Services

  6. International Bank Deposits

  7. International Financial Centres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Matthias Jeger, Urs Haegler, Roland Theiss
      Pages 239-272

About these proceedings


"Once upon a longish time ago, Swiss bankers were solemn men to whom you took the money stashed under your mattress so Oliver Landmann they could stash it under theirs. Not now". (The Economist, February 2nd, 1991) As The Economist has recognized, the banking business is subject to thorough change. Traditional competitive advantages are lost, new ones must be sought. And above all, the rapid globalization of fmancial markets in the recent past has greatly intensified international competition in banking. In view of these developments, the issue of competitiveness in banking has become an urgent research priority. The contributions collected in this conference volume present the ftrst results of a joint research project of the Labour and Industrial Economics Research Unit at the University of Basel, the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies, and the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva on the Swiss Financial Sector. TIle Conference was held in Basel on May 16 - 17, 1991. The research project, directed by Professors Alexander Swoboda, Niklaus Blattner and Hans Genberg, is part of the National Research Programme Nr. 28, commissioned by the Swiss Government and administered by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The programme is devoted to the external economic challenges faced by Switzerland. The notion of competitiveness is at the very core of this research programme.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Niklaus Blattner
    • 1
  • Hans Genberg
    • 2
  • Alexander Swoboda
    • 3
  1. 1.Forschungsstelle für Arbeitsmarktund Industrieökonomik (FAI)BaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)GenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (IUHEI)GenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Competitiveness in Banking
  • Editors Niklaus Blattner
    Hans Genberg
    ALexander Swoboda
  • Series Title Studies in Contemporary Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-0607-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-48846-7
  • Series ISSN 1431-8806
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    International Economics
    Finance, general
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