Though the worst of the financial crisis of 2008 has, with hope, ebbed, it has forever changed the economy in the United States and throughout the rest of the world. Using the financial and economic crisis as a catalyst, this volume examines how to better regulate the financial system and what to expect in the future if no steps are made toward reform. This book lays the foundation for those steps by providing concrete ideas that will push policy in the direction of jobs growth and widespread prosperity.
Paired with a history of financial market problems, Heterodox Analysis of Financial Crisis and Reform analyzes complacency regarding the state of the economy, its lack of jobs, growing income disparity, poverty and the consequences of the false but widely shared belief that the economy is self-regulating. This book suggests ways to account for the inherent instability of financial markets and how to make asset values less precarious. Examining both the macro and micro sides of financial instability, the authors argue that existing rules and regulations are either not applied or that they are not effective enough to prevent market fluctuations of the magnitude experienced in 2008. This volume also sheds new light on just how inextricably linked success on Wall Street and welfare on Main Street have become.
Students and scholars of heterodox economics, historians, political scientists, policymakers and all those with an interest in an economic renaissance will find this thought-provoking analysis of significant interest.
Edited by Joelle Leclaire, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, Buffalo State College, Tae-Hee Jo, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, Buffalo State College, US and Co-editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter and Jane Knodell, Interim Provost, Senior Vice President and Full Professor of Economics, University of Vermont, US
Contents: Foreword Robert Pollin Introduction Joelle J. Leclaire, Tae-Hee Jo and Jane E. Knodell PART I: FINANCIAL CRISIS AND REFORM 1. Difficulties in Reregulation of the Financial System After the Crisis Jan Kregel 2. Public Policy to Support Retirement: An Alternative to Financialization Yeva Nersisyan and L. Randall Wray PART II: HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FINANCIAL CRISIS 3. Those Who Forget the Past are Condemned to Repeat it: Lessons Learned from Past Financial Crises that were Ignored by the Deregulators of the Past 15 Years Robert W. Dimand and Robert H. Koehn 4. Panics and Depressions: A Historical Analysis of 1907, 1929 and 2008 William T. Ganley 5. The Instability of Financial Markets: A Critique of Efficient Markets Theory Robert E. Prasch 6. Sismondi, Marx and Veblen: Precursors of Keynes John F. Henry PART III: THEORETICAL ANALYSES OF FINANCIAL CRISIS 7. Money Manager Capitalism, Financialization and Structural Forces Yan Liang 8. Engineering Pyramid Ponzi Finance: The Evolution of Private Finance from 1970 to 2008 and Implications for Regulation Eric Tymoigne 9. A Heterodox Microfoundation of Business Cycles Tae-Hee Jo 10. Business Competition and the 2007-08 Financial Crisis: A Post Keynesian Approach Tuna Baskoy 11. The Global Crisis and the Future of the Dollar: Toward Bretton Woods 3? Joerg Bibow 12. Exchange Rate Regimes and the Impact of the Global Crisis on Emerging Economies Alfredo Castillo Polanco and Ted P. Schmidt Index