Boettke, Peter (2010): What happened to "efficient markets?". Published in: Independent Review , Vol. 14, No. 3 (2010)
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The financial crisis of 2008 has challenged the reputation of the free-market economy in the public imagination in a way that it has not been challenged since the Great Depression. The intellectual consensus after World War II was that markets are unstable and exploitive and thus in need of government action on a variety of fronts to counteract these undesirable characteristics. In the United States, this intellectual consensus did not result in nationalization of industry, but in detailed regulation and heavy government involvement in economic life.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||What happened to "efficient markets?"|
|Keywords:||Financial Crisis; History of Economic Thought; Market Process|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B20 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B25 - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B53 - Austrian
|Depositing User:||Peter Boettke|
|Date Deposited:||21. Sep 2011 20:08|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 05:18|
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