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Book Reviews

We cordially invite our members to submit books for reviewing by SUERF.
To use this opportunity, contact us at suerf@oenb.at

The following book reviews have been published in past SUERF Newsletters.

Architects of the EURO. Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union

Architects of the EURO. Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union

Author(s): Edited by Kenneth Dyson and Ivo Maes

Date published: Aug 2016

Oxford University Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780198735915
336 pages

Reviewed by Freddy Van den Spiegel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Vlerick Business School

Architects of the EUROArchitects of the EURO

Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy

Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy

Author(s): Xavier Vives

Date published: Aug 2016

Princeton University Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780691171791 
eBook ISBN: 9781400880904
344 Pages

Reviewed by Urs W. Birchler, SUERF and University of Zurich

Competition and Stability in BankingCompetition and Stability in Banking

Handbook on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Handbook on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Author(s): Edited by Christine A. Mallin

Date published: May 2016

Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 1788 (cased)
ISBN: 978 1 78471 1795 (eBook)
286 pages

Reviewed by Morten Balling, Aarhus University and SUERF

Handbook on Corporate Governance in Financial InstitutionsHandbook on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Europe’s New Supervisory Toolkit

Europe’s New Supervisory Toolkit

Author(s): Edited by Mario Quagliariello

Date published: Dec 2015

Risk Books, London 2015.
ISBN: 978-1-78272-206-9
444 pages

Reviewed by Claus Puhr, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Europe’s New Supervisory ToolkitEurope’s New Supervisory Toolkit

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Author(s): Ben S. Bernanke

Date published: Oct 2015

W.W.Norton & Company, New York – London 2015
ISBN: 978-0-393-24721-3
610 pages
USD 19.25 Hardcover

Reviewed by Morten Balling, Aarhus University and SUERF

The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its AftermathThe Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

Author(s): Edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi

Date published: May 2015

Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham,
UK and Northampton, MA, USA, 2015.
ISBN 978 1 78254 743 3 (cased)
ISBN 978 1 78254 744 0 (eBook)

Reviewed by Morten Balling, Chairman of the SUERF Editorial Board

The Encyclopedia of Central BankingThe Encyclopedia of Central Banking

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Author(s): Timothy F. Geithner

Date published: May 2015

Crown Publishers, New York 2014.
580 pages
ISBN 978-0-8041-3859-8
eBook ISBN 978-0-8041-3860-4

Reviewd by Esa Jokivuolle, Bank of Finland and SUERF

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial CrisesStress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of the Euro

Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of the Euro

Author(s): by Christophe Lamfalussy, Ivo Maes and Sabine Péters

Date published: Sep 2014

LannooCampus, Belgium
ISBN: 978 94 014 1718
Format: Paperback
216 pages

Reviewed by Niels Thygesen, Professor Emeritus of International Economics University of Copenhagen, SUERF Honorary Member

Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of the EuroAlexandre Lamfalussy. The Wise Man of the Euro

Risk Culture and Effective Risk Management

Risk Culture and Effective Risk Management

Author(s): by Patricia Jackson

Risk Books, London 2014
ISBN: Book - 9781782720997 / eBook - 9781782721925
Format: Paperback
Size: 155mm x 235mm

Date published: Sep 2014

Reviewed by Ernest Gnan, Secretary General SUERF

Risk Culture and Effective Risk ManagementRisk Culture and Effective Risk Management

Progress Through Crisis?

Author(s): by Ivo Maes and Frank Moss (eds.)

Date published: Jul 2014

Proceedings of the Conference for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the European Monetary Institute

Published by: European Central Bank, Frankfurt, 2014, 164 p.
ISBN 978-92-899-1397-3 (print)
ISBN 978-92-899-1398-0 (epub)
ISBN 978-92-899-1396-6 (online)

Reviewed by Guy Verfaille, Senior Manager of the Risk Department, BNP Paribas Fortis

Progress through crisis?Progress through crisis?

Treatise on Money

Treatise on Money

Author(s): by Joseph A. Schumpeter, Edited by Fritz Karl Mann and translated by Ruben Alvadaro

WordBridge Publishing, Aalten, The Netherlands www.wordbridge.net
ISBN 978-90-76660-36

Date published: May 2014

Reviewed by Morten Balling, Aarhus University and SUERF

Treatise on MoneyTreatise on Money

House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again

House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again

Author(s): Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

Date published: May 2014

The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
232 pages
ISBN 9780226081946
eBook ISBN 9780226277509

Reviewed by Essi Eerola, Bank of Finland

House of DebtHouse of Debt

Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Author(s): by Javier Santiso

The MIT Press, June 2013; Hardcover $40.00 Short £27.95
ISBN: 978 0 262019 00 2

Date published: Jul 2013

Reviewed by José Maria Martinez, Banco de España

Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging CountriesBanking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Stability Of The Financial System: Illusion or Feasible Concept?

Stability Of The Financial System: Illusion or Feasible Concept?

Author(s): Edited by Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank, and Otto Lucius, Managing Director, Austrian Society for Bank Research

Edward Elgar, 2013; 576 pp.
ISBN 978 1 78254 783 9 - £115.00 (Hardback)

Date published: Apr 2013

Reviewed by Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General

Stability Of The Financial System: Illusion or Feasible Concept? Stability Of The Financial System: Illusion or Feasible Concept?

The Battle of Bretton Woods

The Battle of Bretton Woods

Author(s): John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil (Council on Foreign Relations).

Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2013. 447 pp.
ISBN 978-0-691149-09-7 USD 29.95 or GBP 19.95 (hardback)

Date published: Feb 2013

Reviewed by Morten Balling, Aarhus School of Business and SUERF

The Battle of Bretton WoodsThe Battle of Bretton Woods

Financial Risk Measurement and Management

Financial Risk Measurement and Management

Author(s): edited by Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania, Edward Elgar, an Elgar Research Collection, 2012

ISBN 978-1-849803-90-8 - £ 335.00 (hardback), 1,044 pp.

Date published: Jan 2012

Reviewed by Esa Jokivuolle, Bank of Finland and SUERF

Financial Risk Measurement and ManagementFinancial Risk Measurement and Management

Handbook of central banking, financial regulation and supervision after the crisis

Handbook of central banking, financial regulation and supervision after the crisis

Author(s): Edited by Sylvester Eijffinger and Donato Masciandaro

Edward Elgar 2011, ISBN: 978-1-849803-13-7
Format: Hardback, Price: £175.00

Date published: Sep 2011

Reviewed by Allard Bruinshoofd, Rabobank Nederlands and SUERF

Handbook of central banking, financial regulation and supervision after the crisis Handbook of central banking, financial regulation and supervision after the crisis

The Financial Crisis and the Regulation of Finance

The Financial Crisis and the Regulation of Finance

Author(s): Christopher Green, Eric Pentecost & Tom Weyman-Jones, Edward Elgar

ISBN13: 978-1-849808-70-5
Format: Hardback, Price: £85.00

Date published: Jun 2011

Reviewed by Catherine Lubochinsky, former SUERF President

The Financial Crisis and the Regulation of FinanceThe Financial Crisis and the Regulation of Finance

The New International Monetary System: Essays in Honor of Alexander Swoboda

The New International Monetary System: Essays in Honor of Alexander Swoboda

Author(s): Charles Wyplosz, Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-56052-8
Price: GBP 80.00

Date published: Mar 2010

Reviewed by David T. Llewellyn SUERF, Loughborough University, CASS Business School, London and Vienna University of Economics & Business

The New International Monetary System: Essays in Honor of Alexander SwobodaThe New International Monetary System: Essays in Honor of Alexander Swoboda

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