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Update: Savings and Retail Banking Awards

​​​​​BRUSSELS, 26 December 2016  WSBI-ESBG continued to support in 2016 academic research on the history of savings banks and finance 

through its Savings and Retail Banking Awards. 

The award-winning research done by this year's winners  Thorsten Proettel and Carolin Thol  is now available below for download .

Study by Thorsten Proettel

Proettel's study, Path dependencies in European Savings Banks: The impact of fundamental decisions during the wave of foundations 200 years ago, analyses different patterns in organisation schemes and investment of deposits existing among the savings banks during the 19th and early 20th centuries. He compared the evolution of the savings banks in different European countries.

The complete research study is available in ePub or PDF format:
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Study by Carolin Thol​

Thol's paper, Poverty Relief and Financial Inclusion: Savings Banks in Nineteenth Century Germany, examines the effects of savings banks on poverty relief and financial inclusion in the German state of Saxony during the nineteenth century based on new statistical data. She was lauded for her outstanding and innovative approach to historical statistical data collected on savings banks in Saxony.


The complete research study is available in ePub or PDF format:

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