Banking in Central and Eastern Europe 1980-2006: From Communism to Capitalism

1st Edition

Stephan Barisitz

Published November 16, 2011
Reference - 224 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415512671 - CAT# Y134491
Series: Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

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Comparative in structure and covering an extensive number of transition countries in its survey, this comprehensive book overviews the development of the banking systems in Central and Eastern European since the communist era until the present time.

Taking in a range of countries including Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Barisitz - an economist with the Central Bank of Austra - analyzes the evolution of legal foundations, banking supervision, banks’ major sources of assets, liabilities, earnings and related changes, banking crises, restructuring, rehabilitation programs, the role of foreign-owned banks and FDI.

A significant publication, it is fascinating reading for all those studying and working in the areas of transition economy, macro and monetary economy and economic history



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