Special Issue "Bank and Firm Decision Challenges and Risks in a Negative Interest Rates Environment"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Banking and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Georgios P. Kouretas
Guest Editor
Department of Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business, GR-10434 Athens, Greece
Interests: banking; financial management; international finance
Dr. Maria-Eleni K. Agoraki
Guest Editor
Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Peloponnese, GR-24100 Kalamata, Greece
Interests: banking; financial management; corporate governance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The financial crisis that erupted in 2007/2008 was foremost a banking crisis. This crisis placed large fiscal burdens on governments, with the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the ECB, and other central banks committing huge amounts of funds at varying times to support their banking systems. This was especially the case in the euro area, where bank failures led to negative feedback loops between weak banking systems and confidence in the sovereigns, calling into question the sovereigns’ solvency and making the use of counter-cyclical fiscal policy very difficult.

This Special Issue will publish papers in various areas related to bank portfolio management choices and firm funding decision challenges and risks in a negative interest rates environment. Possible topics for the proposed Special Issue that could be addressed include the following: (1) the impact of negative interest rates on banks’ profitability and risk-taking; (2) cost and benefits of bank transparency; (3) interbank linkages and bank instability; (3) factors affecting bank profitability in a negative interest rates environment; and (4) institutional change and the regulatory framework in the era of negative interest rates. Papers with rigorous empirical research methods and practical applications in the EU, US, and other areas’ banking sectors are most welcome.

Prof. Dr. Georgios P. Kouretas
Assis. Prof. Dr. Maria-Eleni K. Agoraki
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Negative interest rates
  • Bank profitability
  • Bank risk-taking
  • Banking crisis
  • Bank transparency
  • Monetary policy
  • Regulatory framework
  • Disclosure
  • EU banking

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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