In June 2016, 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 fifth 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 fith 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:
Ivana CATTURANI and Erika DALPIAZ, 'An analysis of Italian banks’ risky attitude through alternative classification.'
An other useful contribution submitted in the framework of the Fifth EACB Award for Young Researchers on Co-operative Banks
Ulrich HASKAMP, Spillovers of Banking Regulation: The Effect of the German Bank Levy on the Lending Rates of Regional Banks and their Local Competitors.
Ivana Catturani and Erika Dalpiaz received their prize during the EACB Convention on Co-operative Banks held in Brussels on the 28th of March 2017.