This book provides a comprehensive overview of the financial integration of emerging economies through an in-depth analysis of the international monetary system, how it impacts capital flows and exchange rates, and its implications for policy making.
The financial integration of emerging economies has been a remarkable development of the past two decades. The growth of cross-border transactions and asset ownership, not least through the accumulation of foreign exchange reserves, has put many of these countries in a more prominent, if still peripheral, position within the global financial system. This has not been a smooth process, as integration has been marked by cyclical waves of capital flows, with financial and currency instability often accompanying the acute phases of these cycles. While conventional economic theory traditionally sees financial integration as a positive development, Post-Keynesian economists, working in the tradition of Keynes, Minsky and Kalecki, have long taken a more sceptical viewpoint. By centring the analysis of financial dynamics on concepts as liquidity, uncertainty, balance-sheet structures and institutions, Post-Keynesian theory highlights the intrinsic character of shocks imposed by financial integration upon emerging economies, and their implications for economic growth and distribution. This book demonstrates that these analyses can be fruitfully used to gain a better understanding of financial (in)stability and economic development in emerging economies as they integrate into the global financial system.
This work provides key reading for students and scholars of economics, political economy and finance that are interested in the financial integration of emerging economies, and how the heterodox tradition of Post-Keynesian economics contributes to its analysis.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction and Background
Bruno Bonizzi, Annina Kaltenbrunner and Raquel A. Ramos
2. Two Post-Keynesian approaches to international finance: the compensation thesis and the cambist view
3. Trade versus capital flows: the key implicit and methodological differences between the neoclassical and the Post Keynesian approaches to exchange rate determination
John T. Harvey
PART II. Minsky, balance sheets and cycles
4. A Minskyan framework for the analysis of financial flows to emerging economies
Bruno Bonizzi and Annina Kaltenbrunner
5. Post Keynesian and structuralist approaches to boom-bust cycles in emerging economies
6. Cost competitiveness and asset prices as determinants of the current account in emerging economies
Alexander Guschanski and Engelbert Stockhammer
7. Space in Post Keynesian monetary economics: an exploration of the literature
Gary Dymski and Annina Kaltenbrunner
PART III. Currency Hierarchy
8. Evolving international monetary and financial architecture and the development challenge: a liquidity preference theoretical perspective
9. International money, privileges and underdevelopment
Hansjörg Herr and Zeynep Nettekoven
10. The Post Keynesian View on Exchange Rates: towards the consolidation of the different contributions in the ABM and SFC frameworks
Raquel A. Ramos and Daniela Magalhães Prates
11. A Post Keynesian framework for real exchange rate determination: an overview
Lúcio Barbosa, Frederico G. Jayme Jr. and Fabrício J. Missio
Part IV. Current Account and Growth
12. The Kaleckian theory of exchange rates
13. Financial liberalisation, exchange rate dynamics and the financial Dutch disease in developing and emerging economies
14. Global financial flows in Kaleckian models of growth and distribution: a survey
Pablo G. Bortz
Part V. Policy Implications
15. Implications of Modern Money Theory on Development Finance
16. Monetary sovereignty in the Post Keynesian perspective: in the search of a concept
Daniela Magalhães Prates
17. Dealing with global financial asymmetry: Contributions of Regional Monetary Cooperation Between Emerging Markets and Developing Countries
Laurissa Mühlich and Barbara Fritz
18. De-regulation of Finance in China and India: a Post Keynesian Analysis
Bruno Bonizzi is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Hertfordshire, Business School, UK.
Annina Kaltenbrunner is Associate Professor in the Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy at Leeds University Business School, UK.
Raquel A. Ramos is a Research Associate at the Centre d’Économie de l’Université Paris Nord, France.