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Routledge Critical Studies in Finance and Stability


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The 2007-8 Banking Crash has induced a major and wide-ranging discussion on the subject of financial (in)stability and a need to revaluate theory and policy. The response of policy-makers to the crisis has been to refocus fiscal and monetary policy on financial stabilisation and reconstruction. However, this has been done with only vague ideas of bank recapitalisation and ‘Keynesian’ reflation aroused by the exigencies of the crisis, rather than the application of any systematic theory or theories of financial instability.

Routledge Critical Studies in Finance and Stability, edited by Jan Toporowski from SOAS, University of London covers a range of issues in the area of finance including instability, systemic failure, financial macroeconomics in the vein of Hyman P. Minsky, Ben Bernanke and Mark Gertler, central bank operations, financial regulation, developing countries and financial crises, new portfolio theory and New International Monetary and Financial Architecture.

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Financialization and the Economy

Financialization and the Economy

1st Edition

Edited By Agata Gemzik-Salwach, Krzysztof Opolski
June 15, 2017

There can be no doubt that the influence of the financial sphere has intensified rapidly in recent years, but there is much debate about the effect of that influence. The aftermath of the Financial Crisis has led to numerous discussions of the phenomenon of so-called financialization: the ...

Financial Regulation in the European Union

Financial Regulation in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Rainer Kattel, Jan Kregel, Mario Tonveronachi
June 16, 2017

This collection offers a comparative overview of how financial regulations have evolved in various European countries since the introduction of the single European market in 1986. It includes a number of country studies which provides a narrative of the domestic financial regulatory structure at ...

Cycles, Growth and the Great Recession

Cycles, Growth and the Great Recession

1st Edition

Edited By Annalisa Cristini, Stephen Fazzari, Edward Greenberg, Riccardo Leoni
November 10, 2016

Cycles, Growth and the Great Recession is a collection of papers that assess the nature and role of the business cycle in contemporary economies. These assessments are made in the context of the financial market instability that distinguishes the Great Recession from previous post-war slowdowns. ...

Achieving Financial Stability and Growth in Africa

Achieving Financial Stability and Growth in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Stephany Griffith-Jones, Ricardo Gottschalk
April 08, 2016

This book explores how the financial system should be regulated and structured to achieve the twin goals of inclusive growth and financial stability, with a focus on African low-income countries (LICs). The subject and content of this book is original in that it attempts to draw on the lessons and ...

The Rise and Fall of Money Manager Capitalism Minsky's half century from world war two to the great recession

The Rise and Fall of Money Manager Capitalism: Minsky's half century from world war two to the great recession

1st Edition

By Eric Tymoigne, L. Randall Wray
January 20, 2016

The book studies the trends that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, as well as the unfolding of the crisis, in order to provide policy recommendations to improve financial stability. The book starts with changes in monetary policy and income distribution from the 1970s. ...

Banking Systems in the Crisis The Faces of Liberal Capitalism

Banking Systems in the Crisis: The Faces of Liberal Capitalism

1st Edition

Edited By Suzanne J. Konzelmann, Marc Fovargue-Davies
December 01, 2015

The 2008 financial crisis has severely shaken confidence in liberal economic theory and policy. However, the sharply divergent experiences of the six Anglo-Saxon ‘liberal market economies’ (LMEs) suggest that the reality is not so simple. This book traces the evolution of liberal capitalism, from ...

Civil Society and the Reform of Finance Taming Capital, Reclaiming Virtue

Civil Society and the Reform of Finance: Taming Capital, Reclaiming Virtue

1st Edition

By Charles McDaniel, Jr.
July 13, 2015

Efforts to resolve the recent financial crisis have obscured a more deeply rooted financialization crisis that impacts not only the market economy but also the vital civic and moral traditions that support it. This book reveals the cultural influence of finance in reshaping the foundations of ...

Liquidity Preference and Monetary Economies

Liquidity Preference and Monetary Economies

1st Edition

By Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho
May 27, 2015

The 2008 international crisis has revived the interest in Keynes’s theories and, in particular, on Minsky’s models of financial fragility. The core proposition of these theories is that money plays an essential role in modern economies, which is usually neglected in other approaches. ...

Post-Keynesian Views of the Crisis and its Remedies

Post-Keynesian Views of the Crisis and its Remedies

1st Edition

Edited By Óscar Dejuán, Eladio Febrero Paños, Jorge Uxo Gonzalez
February 27, 2015

At the end of the 20th century, mainstream economics was based on theories which viewed capitalism as a self-regulating system, whereby crises come about due to external shocks and would be automatically corrected by the price mechanism if it was flexible enough. Post-Keynesian economists, however,...

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