Moore School professor’s banking book published by Oxford University Press

Allen Berger(Columbia, S.C.) — University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business finance and banking professor Allen Berger and his colleagues published “The Oxford Handbook of Banking, Third Edition” through Oxford University Press earlier this month.

The Moore School’s H. Montague Osteen Jr. Professor and a Carolina Distinguished Professor, Berger edited the most recent edition of the book with Philip Molyneux, the dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and John O.S. Wilson, professor of banking and finance of the School of Management at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Aimed at graduate students of economics, banking and finance; academics; practitioners; regulators; and policy makers, the book provides an overview and analysis of developments and research in the rapidly evolving world of banking. Striking a balance between abstract theory, empirical analysis and practitioner- and policy-related material, “The Oxford Handbook of Banking, Third Edition” is split into five distinct parts that examines the theory of banking, bank operations and performance, regulatory and policy perspectives, macroeconomic perspectives in banking and international differences in banking structures and environments.

Taking a global perspective, it examines banking systems in the United States, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Africa, the European Union, transition countries of Europe and Latin America. Thematic issues covered include financial innovation and technological change; consumer and mortgage lending; Islamic banking; and how banks influence real economic activity.

Fully revised and now including brand new chapters on a range of geographical regions, bank bailouts and bail-ins, and behavioral economics, among many other topics, the third edition of “The Oxford Handbook of Banking” provides readers with insights to seminal and contemporary research in banking and an opportunity to learn about the diversity of financial systems around the world.

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Known as an expert in the finance and banking industry, Berger has been with the Moore School as a professor since 2008. With 77,800 Google Scholar Citations as of Jan. 17, Berger has written two other books and was an editor on the first and second edition of “The Oxford Handbook of Banking,” originally published in 2010. Among other honors, Berger has served on numerous finance and banking committees and has won many awards for his scholarly papers.

With more than 150 professional articles published and more than 100 of those in refereed journals, Berger’s research covers a variety of topics related to financial institutions, including bank bailouts and bail-ins, bank efficiency, economic policy uncertainty, bank behavior during financial crises, among others. Learn more about Berger and his research.


The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is among the highest-ranked business schools in the world for international business education and research. Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native and New York financier Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman. Learn more at


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