The Selected Works of George J. Benston, Volume 1: Banking and Financial Services

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James D. Rosenfeld
Oxford University Press, May 13, 2010 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
George J. Benston, professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, died unexpectedly in January 2008. He was an impassioned advocate for corporate integrity and a unique scholar; his research interests were as broad as those of any recent academician. His colleagues have selected and organized his most important papers into two volumes. This first volume consists of his research in the banking and financial services industry. The editor has selected a broad range of papers from each of the major areas that are representative of Benston's work in that particular field. James D. Rosenfeld, Professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, serves as the editor and is assisted by an editorial advisory board including George Kaufman, Greg Waymire, Bob Eisenbeis, Larry Wall, Rashad Abdel-Kalik, and Lemma Senbet.
 

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Contents

1 Interest Payments on Demand Deposits and Bank Investment Behavior
3
2 Branch Banking and Economies of Scale
25
An Analysis of the Usefulness of Substandard Loan Data
47
A Restructuring and Reassessment
68
5 Regulating Bank Safety and Performance
91
Separation of Commercial and Investment Banking
124
7 The Intellectual History of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991
146
8 Safety Nets and Moral Hazard in Banking
158
9 Is the Banking and Payments System Fragile?
200
Enhancing the Deposit Insurance Put Option versus Earnings Diversification
238
11 Universal Banking
252
Why HMDA and CRA Should Be Repealed
276
The Experience to Date
291
14 Bank Capital Structure Regulatory Capital and Securities Innovations
321
Index
345
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James Rosenfeld is an Associate Professor of Finance. Prior to joining the Goizueta Business School faculty, Jim taught at the Graduate Business School at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from New York University, his M.B.A. from Columbia University, and B.A. from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. He recently completed two studies on the usage of trust preferred securities by banks and industrial corporations. He currently is investigating the price performance of sponsored spin-offs, a divestiture strategy that is gaining wide-spread popularity. Jim's papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Managerial and Decision Economics, The Accounting Review, Financial Management and the Journal of Money Credit and Banking.

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