PGE 3A -Finance (FIN)
Financial Institutions
Contact hours
13 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Laurent WEILL

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.
Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will demonstrate written and oral competency in two foreign languages.
Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment


The aim of this course is to develop lectures on banking economics which present the current banking questions in an applied way. The lectures combine theoretical elements, empirical works, and facts and figures about the banking systems all around the world.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Projects


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Define key concepts of banking
  • - (level 1) Describe key banking industries in the world
  • - (level 4) Appraise the implications of fintech
  • - (level 6) Argue about current debates in banking regulation
  • - (level 6) Measure bank competition

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Introduction Chapter 1: The French banking system Chapter 2: Key elements of banking regulation Chapter 3: Bank mergers Chapter 4: Bank competition Chapter 5: Islamic banking Chapter 6: Fintech

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

No prerequisite

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Photocopies

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Contemporary Financial Intermediation (Greenbaum, Thakor, Boot), Academic Press, 2019. Introduction to Banking (Casu, Girardone, Molyneux), Pearson, 2015. Microeconometrics of banking (Degryse, Kim, Ongena), Oxford University Press, 2009.

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
Articles from Laurent Weill 1. “Trust in Banks" (with Zuzana Fungacova and Iftekhar Hasan), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 157, 452-476, 2019. 2. “Does Gender of CEOs Influence Bank Risk?” (with Dorota Skala), Economic Systems 42, 64-74, 2018. 3. "Bank Competition in China" (with Zuzana Fungacova), in Handbook of Competition in Banking and Finance (editors: J. Bikker and L. Spierdijk), Edward Elgar, 139-151, 2017. 4. “Does Bank Competition Reduce Cost of Credit? Cross-Country Evidence from Europe” (with Zuzana Fungacova and Anastasiya Shamshur), Journal of Banking and Finance 83, 104-120, 2017. 5. "Islamic Banking and Risk: The Impact of Basel II” (with Alexandra Zins), Economic Modelling 64, 626-637, 2017. 6. "The Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Africa” (with Alexandra Zins), Review of Development Finance 6, 46-57, 2016. 7. "Does Money Buy Credit? Firm-Level Evidence on Bribery and Bank Debt" (with Zuzana Fungacova and Anna Kochanova), World Development 68, 308-322, 2015. 8. "Understanding Financial Inclusion in China" (with Zuzana Fungacova), China Economic Review 34, 196-206, 2015. 9. "Does Bank Competition Influence the Bank Lending Channel in the Eurozone?" (with Zuzana Fungacova and Laura Solanko), Journal of Banking and Finance 49, 356-366, 2014. 10. "Does Competition Influence Bank Failures? Evidence from Russia" (with Zuzana Fungacova), Economics of Transition 21, 2, 301-322, 2013.


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 26 novembre 2022
Written (180 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 100 %
Details : Date limite : 26 novembre 2022 14:00. 1 point de pénalité par heure de retard.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO4.1, LO4.2
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