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Handbook of Banking and Finance in Emerging Markets

Emerging economies have been a key driver of the global growth over the last two decades. Their contribution the global output increase rose from 63% over the period 2004-2009 to roughly 76% in 2019. While their higher growth rates compared to those in developed economies made them more resilient to external shocks, they have faced a number of challenges including, among others, the slowdown in productivity, the rising debt and debt burdens, the reduced growth potential due to trade tensions and wars, and negative effects of the increased global uncertainty on domestic financial system. Additionally, the unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 has not only caused rising health and economic costs due to fiscal and monetary stimulus packages, but also triggered financial instability and vulnerability.

Along with other global factors such as geopolitical shifts, deglobalization, digitalization, superpower competition, production relocation, and supply chains disruption, the above-mentioned challenges pushed policymakers in emerging economies to rethink their growth models, to make the latter more resilient to external interdependence, and ultimately to find efficient financing sources necessary to spur sustainable and inclusive growth. Obviously, the one-size-fit-all solutions are far from possible as emerging markets are still a heterogeneous group in terms of economic structure, growth drivers, and development level.

The Handbook of Banking and Finance in Emerging Markets seeks empirical and policy-oriented contributions to provide scholars, investors, regulatory bodies, and policymakers with comprehensive insights on emerging markets today as well as to allow them to identify important issues for future investment, regulation, and policy-making strategies. The four following areas are of particular interest:

  • Part I: Ongoing dynamics of financial markets (market depth, maturity, market connectedness, financial vulnerability, risk management, etc.)

  • Part II: Financial resilience and sustainability (sustainable finance, impact investing, ESG, etc.)

  • Part III: Innovative models in banking and finance (digital finance, financial innovation, financial technologies, banking platforms, etc.)

  • Part IV: Perspectives in banking, finance and capital markets (firm-, industry- and market-wide perspectives)

Handbook Editor: Duc Khuong Nguyen

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