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Title: Essays on empirical microeconomics
Authors: Pozzolo, Alberto Franco
Rossetti, Fiammetta
Keywords: financial crises: banks
banks: innovation
life satisfaction: frustrated achievement
banks: functional distance
relative income
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2010
Abstract: The first chapter of the present thesis compares the performance of foreign and domestic banks in a set of -developed and developing- countries during the occurrence of a banking crisis. To this purpose I exploit a unique dataset obtained by merging data about the balance sheets and the ownership of a rich panel of banks settled in different countries from 1996 to 2007 with information on the banking crises occurred in the latest years. Foreign banks seem to be countercyclical and likely to have a stabilizing effect in tough times as they continue to have higher level of total assets (among other relevant variables) than domestic ones during banking crises. These results are proved to be robust to several checks aimed at controlling for country characteristics and for crisis features. The second chapter studies the effect of bank's organizational complexity on the probability of innovation of small firms. The distance between bank's branches and headquarter is a possible source of or...
Description: 21. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/1243
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