Russo, Alberto and Zanini, Adelino (2010): On the expansion of finance and financialisation.
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In this paper we explore the role of finance in the recent crisis noting that its expansion, in a context of deregulation and globalisation, has boosted financial profits and capital accumulation, but at the cost of a growing systemic instability both in the leading capitalist economy, i.e. the USA, and at the international level. The expansion of finance tends to emerge in certain phases of capitalist development, in particular during periods of countries’ decline. At the same time, each phase has its peculiar aspects and, referring to the recent evolution, we focus on the phenomenon of financialisation, intended as an increasing involvement of economic agents in the working of financial markets.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the expansion of finance and financialisation|
|Keywords:||deregulation; renationalisation; capitalist accumulation; instability; inequality|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E66 - General Outlook and Conditions
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P17 - Performance and Prospects
G - Financial Economics > G0 - General > G01 - Financial Crises
|Depositing User:||Alberto Russo|
|Date Deposited:||18. Nov 2010 20:42|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 06:52|
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