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Title:Foreign banks' attraction to the financial centre Frankfurt - a 'u'-shaped relationship PDF Logo
Authors:Grote, Michael H.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Working paper series / Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Finance & Accounting 177
Abstract:This paper traces the location of foreign banks in Germany from 1949 to 2006. As suggested by new economic geography models we find a ?u?-shaped concentration of foreign banks in Germany. Only after a competition between several cities, Frankfurt has emerged as the pre-eminent financial centre, triggered by the ?historical event? of setting up the German central bank in Frankfurt. After a strong increase, Frankfurt?s share in the location of foreign banks in Germany decreases slowly but significantly since the mid 1980?s. We conclude that there will be a lesser role in Europe for secondtier financial centres in the future.
Subjects:financial centres
foreign banks
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series: Finance and Accounting, Universität Frankfurt a. M.

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