Publications in: Finance

Study on the Role and Regulation of Non-credit Institutions in EU Mortgage Markets

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: September, 2008
Document type:Report

This study analyses non-credit institutions in EU Member State mortgage markets. The study identifies Member States where non-credit institutions are allowed to provide mortgage credit; provides information on the regulation and supervision of these undertakings; the funding techniques non-credit institutions are allowed to use; the size of the mortgage lending activities of non-credit institutions, both […]

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The Importance of Wholesale Financial Services to the EU Economy 2008

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: July, 2008
Document type:

This report investigates the role, structure and importance of wholesale financial services in the European Union. The specific topic for this year’s report is the EU’s wholesale finance market and its various competitors under a range of differing scenarios, such as changing demographics, the rise of Asia and emerging market economies, the impact of regulation […]

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Research into Payment Protection Insurance in the UK

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: October, 2006
Document type:Report

The report reviews the relevant payment protection insurance market and analyses those characteristics of the market that may be limiting competition and giving rise to consumer detriment. The report also identifies a series of additional data that would be desirable to obtain to further the analysis of the sector.

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Study on the Economic Impact of Auditors’ Liability Regimes

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: September, 2006
Document type:Report

This study focuses on the market for statutory audits of large companies in Europe. It reviews first the state of the international market for audit firms in the EU. Next, it examines the insurance market for statutory audits. It then examines the likely short-run and long-run effects of the possible disappearance of one or more of […]

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The Costs and Benefits of Integration of EU Mortgage Markets

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: August, 2005
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the European Commission – DG Internal Market and Services to study the costs and benefits of new initiatives that would lead to the full integration of markets for residential mortgages and home loans in the 25 EU Member States. The report estimates these costs and benefits and also assesses the […]

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Securities Trading, Clearing, Central Counterparties and Settlement in EU 25 – an Overview of Current Arrangements

Subsector:Market studies
Published: June, 2005
Document type:Report

The report provides a description of the securities trading, clearing and settlement infrastructures of the cash equities and bonds markets in the 25 Member States of the EU (as of March 2005) and an assessment of the nature of the vertical agreements between the trading, clearing and settlement infrastructures.

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Valuing Assets Using Real Options: An Application to Deregulated Electricity Markets

Subsector:Regulatory economics
Published: 2005
Document type:Staff publication

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 17, 2, 2005. Swinand, G., Rufin, C. and Chetan, S.

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A Review of the All-Island Financial Services Sector

Subsector:Financial services
Published: November, 2004
Document type:Report

This report for InterTradeIreland provides an analysis of the size, scale, employment and earnings of the sector in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and in the island as a whole. It also assesses the extent of cross-border trade in financial services and the significance of perceived barriers to cross-border trade. Finally, the report examines the options to […]

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Overview of EU25 Securities Trading, Clearing, Central Counterparties, and Securities Settlement

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: February, 2004
Document type:Report

The report for the European Commission – DG Competition provides a pan-European overview of trading, clearing and central counterparties, settlement, and custody, of equity, corporate and government bonds, and the related infrastructures (exchanges, clearing institutions and central counterparties, central securities depositories and international central securities depositories at primary level and international central securities depositories and […]

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European Financial Market Integration. Distant Dream or Nascent Reality?

Subsector:Financial markets and Institutions
Published: 2004
Document type:Staff publication

World Economics, 5, 3, July–September 2004. Muller, P.

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