Banking Reform in Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union
From Berlin to the Bering Strait, the business of banking has sprung to life. This analysis considers the impact of banking reform on macroeconomic stabilization and the suitability of universal banks; the role of banking regulation and the advantages of "narrow banks" during transition; the cleaning up of bad debts; bank privatization; and the reform of the payments system.
Arnoud W.A. Boot, University of Amsterdam; Daniel Daianu, National Bank of Romania; Lado Gurgenidze, Institute of East-West Studies, New York; Ardo Hansson, Former Economics Adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia; Anthony R. Latter, Bank of England; Kálmán Mizsei, Institute for East-West Studies/Budapest Bank; Kate Mortimer, Finance Sector Adviser to UK Government Know-How Fund; Artur Struzyñski, Automated Inter-Bank Settlement System, Poland; Andrzej Topiñski, PKO BP bank, Poland; Sweder van Wijnbergen, Eastern European Department of the World Bank / University of Amsterdam, and Elena Zhuravskaya, International Centre for Research into Economic Transformation, Moscow.