In June 2018, the EACB issued, in collaboration with the European think tank on co-operative banks (Think Tank on Co-operative Banking), a Call for Papers for the seventh EACB award for young researchers on co-operative banks. The purpose of this award is to stimulate research on co-operative banks and the fundamental role they play in the real economy.
Co-operative banks play a key role in the European financial and banking systems. Half of all existing banks in Europe belong to the decentralised network of co-operative banks. While co-operative banks’ market share in the enlarged EU is about 20%. In some countries their share on deposits lies well above this figure, as is the case in Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
The scientific committee of the seventh EACB award for young researchers on co-operative banks, after careful selection and according to the criteria established in the Call for Papers, has selected the following winners:
- Dr. Pierluigi Murro & Dr. Valentina Peruzzi, Cooperative banks and income inequality: Evidence from Italian provinces, LUISS-Guido Carli University.
Pierluigi Murro and Valentina Peruzzi received their price on the occasion of the EACB Think tank on co-operative banking meeting held on the 20th of November in Paris.