Preface; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Financialisation in Germany?; 1.2 The Historical Development of the German Financial System; 1.3 The Growth of Finance and Its Role Since the 1980s-A Quantitative Overview; 1.4 The Institutional Structure of the German Financial System; 1.5 Germany's Integration into International and European Financial Markets; 1.6 Regulation of the German Financial System; 1.7 The Nature and Degree of Competition; 1.8 Profitability of the Financial Sector and Sub-sectors; 1.9 Efficiency of the Financial Sector
1.10 Sources of Funds for Business Investments: Non-financial Corporate Sector and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)1.11 The Involvement of the Financial Sector in the Restructuring of the Economy; 1.12 Privatisation and Nationalisation Policies and the Financial Sector; 1.13 The Financial Sector and Private Households; 1.14 The Real Estate Sector and Its Relation to the Financial Sector; 1.15 Financialisation and Income Distribution; 1.16 Crisis and Macroeconomic Policies; 1.17 Final Conclusions; References; Development and Structure of the German Financial System
2 The Historical Development of the German Financial SystemAbstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 German Industrialisation; 2.3 The Inter-war Period; 2.4 The Post-war Period in West Germany; 2.5 Conclusion; References; 3 The Growth of Finance and Its Role Since the 1980s-A Quantitative Overview; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Financial Assets in the German Economy; 3.3 Size and Activity of Banking and Financial Markets in Germany in International Comparison; 3.4 Increased Financial Activity in the German Financial and Non-financial Corporate Business; 3.5 The Rise of Institutional Investors
3.6 ConclusionReferences; Data Sources; 4 The Institutional Structure of the German Financial System; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Banks; 4.2.1 Private Banks; 4.2.2 Savings Banks; 4.2.3 Cooperative Banks; 4.2.4 Specialised Banks; 4.3 Securities Markets; 4.4 Shadow Banks; 4.5 Conclusion; References; Data Sources; 5 Germany's Integration into International and European Financial Markets; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 International Payment Flows; 5.3 International Investment Position and Bank Lending; 5.4 Financial Integration in Europe; 5.5 Conclusion; References; Data Sources
6 Regulation of the German Financial SystemAbstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Supervisory Institutions in Germany; 6.3 The Development of the German System of Financial Regulation Until 2007; 6.3.1 The Regulatory Framework After the Second World War; 6.3.2 Adaptions of the Regulatory Framework Due to Banking Crises; 6.3.3 Facilitators of Changes from the 1980s on; 6.3.4 The Effects of the Financial Crisis After 2007; 6.4 Conclusion; References; Competition, Profitability and Efficiency; 7 The Nature and Degree of Competition; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction
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