The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Steven Kates
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857934236
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The Global Financial Crisis is a unique investigation into the causes of the most savage economic downturn experienced since the Great Depression. Employing wide and divergent perspectives Ð which are themselves critically examined Ð this study analyses the measures that have been taken to restore our economies to acceptable rates of unemployment and growth. This book brings together economists, all of whom are from outside the mainstream and who collectively represent the broadest range of views from across the entire spectrum of economic opinion, to examine what has been learnt from this experience. With the advent of this challenging new work, these alternative perspectives should now receive a far closer examination given the unmistakable economic failures endured over the past few years. Written in an accessible manner, this book will appeal to economists, economic policy-makers and students of economics and public policy who are trying to look at alternative ways of understanding why the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) occurred and what ought to have been the appropriate response. Anyone who is genuinely interested in the causes of the GFC, and why the policies that were adopted failed to bring about the recovery that was intended, will find this book a fascinating read.

Challenges For The Singapore Economy After The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Peter Wilson
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814343943
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This book is a collection of invited and selected papers from the Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2009 around a central theme, Challenges Facing Singapore in the Post-Crisis Era and Policy Responses. There are very few books on the Singapore economy. This one is largely non-technical in nature and brings the reader up to speed on the key issues facing policymakers in Singapore in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The contributors are all experts in their field and have extensive experience of the Singapore economy. The book also offers an international dimension to look at the role of China in the Asian economy and the impact on Asia of reforms to the international financial architecture.

The First Great Financial Crisis Of The 21st Century

Author: James R Barth
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814651265
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Although there have been numerous studies of the causes and consequences of the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2010 in the US and abroad, many of these were undertaken only for a small number of countries and before the financial and economic effects were fully realized and before various governmental policy responses were decided upon and actually implemented. This book aims to fill these voids by providing a more thorough assessment now that the worst events and the regulatory reforms are sufficiently behind us and much more information about these developments is available. It reviews and analyzes the causes and consequences of and the regulatory responses to the Great Financial Crisis, particularly from a public policy viewpoint. In the process, it explores such intriguing questions as: What caused the crisis? How did the crisis differ across countries? What is the outlook for another crisis, and when? This is a must read for those who are trying to find answers to these questions. Contents:The Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2010: The Sinners and Their Sins (G G Kaufman)The Costs of the 2007–2009 Financial Crisis (H Rosenblum)The US Financial Crisis and the Great Recession: Counting the Costs (Gillian G H Garcia)US Housing Policy and the Financial Crisis (Peter J Wallison)Playing for Time: The Fed's Attempt to Manage the Crisis as a Liquidity Problem (R A Eisenbeis and R J Herring)Japan's Financial Regulatory Responses to the Global Financial Crisis (K Harada, T Hoshi, M Imai, S Koibuchi and A Yasuda)Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis in Europe: Recent Developments (2010–2013) (S Carbó-Valverde, H A Benink, T Berglund and C Wihlborg)Regulatory Change in Australia and New Zealand Following the Global Financial Crisis (C A Brown, K T Davis and D G Mayes)The Dodd-Frank Act: Systemic Risk, Enhanced Prudential Regulation, and Orderly Liquidation (G G Kaufman and R W Nelson)The Trade Execution and Central Clearing Requirements of Dodd-Frank Title VII — Transparency, Risk Management, and Financial Stability (R S Steigerwald)A Primer on Dodd-Frank's Title VIII (C Baker)Macroliquidity: Selected Topics Related to Title XI of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 (W F Todd)The Dodd-Frank Act: Key Features, Implementation Progress, and, Financial System Impact (J R Barth, A (Penny) Prabha and C Wihlborg)Hair of the Dog That Bit Us: The Insufficiency of New and Improved Capital Requirements (E J Kane)Misdiagnosis: Incomplete Cures of Financial Regulatory Failures (J R Barth, G Caprio Jr and R Levine)Path-Dependent Monetary Policy in the Post-Financial Crisis Era of Dodd-Frank (H Rosenblum)Bank Crisis Resolution and the Insufficiency of Fiscal Backstops: The Case of Spain (S Carbó-Valverde and M J Nieto) Readership: Graduate students, academics, economists, finance professionals, monetary, banking authorities and financial regulatory bodies, and those who are interested to find out the impacts of the Great Financial Crisis and the adequecy of the reforms and policy responses in its aftermath. Key Features:Analyzes theoretically and empirically the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2010 not only in the micro- and macro-perspectives, but also with case studies on different countriesPresents a much more thorough assessment on the causes and consequences of and the regulatory responses to the Great Financial Crisis with the most up-to-date informationEmphasizes in particular the Dodd–Frank Act: its implementation and its impacts on financial regulation, monetary policy and the future of global financeKeywords:Financial Economics;Banks;Depository Institutions;Micro Finance Institutions;Mortgages;Macroeconomics;Monetary Economics;Dodd-Frank;Financial Crisis;Financial Regulations;Regulatory Framework;Bankers;Systemic Risk;Recession

The Great Financial Crisis In Finland And Sweden

Author: Lars Jonung
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849802130
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The Nordic financial crisis had it all: a botched liberalization, a huge boom followed by an even bigger bust, massive taxpayer-financed bailouts and, finally, deep long-run gains. The first-class team of scholars mobilized in this book convincingly tell a story that should be carefully studied by economists, bankers and policymakers. After this book, no one should be able to say: If we only knew ! Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland The financial crisis in Scandinavia in the early 1990s was a forerunner of the later world-wide crisis in 2007/8. Although the initial causation was different, the impact on their banks, though more localised, was just as severe. So we can benefit, and already policymakers have done so, from learning the lessons in this book on how to restore shattered banking systems to health. For this we owe a debt of gratitude to the editors, who have put together a series of key papers that emerged from a much larger exercise on the crisis that was earlier reported in four volumes in Swedish and Finnish. Amongst the many studies on current and past financial crises, this is a classic must-read . Charles A.E. Goodhart, London School of Economics, UK The Nordic experience with financial crisis resolution could not be more timely. Everyone cites it as an example of how it should be done , but rarely does one find careful and detailed analysis. Now policymakers and others searching for guidance will know where to look. Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, US Following World War II, Nordic countries were commonly regarded as successful and stable economies. This perception was, however, shattered in the early 1990s when Finland and Sweden encountered severe financial crises. Here, the authors explore the symptoms of financial crisis decreasing real income, soaring unemployment and exploding public deficits and their devastating effects. The book compares and contrasts the experiences of Finland and Sweden, then adopts an international perspective, encompassing the experiences of Asia, Latin America, Denmark and Norway. Lessons from the 1990s crisis are drawn, and possible solutions prescribed. The conclusion is that long-term effects of financial crises financial liberalization and integration are not as dramatic as the short-term effects, but may prove to be of greater importance over time. Only the future will show whether these long-term benefits will balance or even outweigh the enormous short-term costs of the crises. Highly relevant to the current international financial crisis currently afflicting the world economy, this timely book will prove invaluable to economists and other social scientists with a general interest in financial crises, and to those with a more specific interest in the evolution and models of Scandinavian economies.

The Global Financial Crisis In Retrospect

Author: Anthony Elson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113759750X
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This book provides a uniquely comprehensive explanation of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and resulting scholarly research in the context of building an agenda for reform. With the clarity provided by almost a decade of hindsight and a careful eye toward planning for prevention, Elson guides readers through both historical fact and scholarly interpretation, highlighting areas where careful critique of and changes in the international financial architecture and the mainstream macroeconomic paradigm can promote greater financial stability in the future. Given the great public concern over growing income and wealth inequality, the book examines their links to the increased financialization of the economy, both prior to and since the crisis. Finally, the book identifies a number of lessons that need to be recognized if adequate and effective reforms are to be introduced to avoid a financial crisis of similar magnitude in the future. Comprehensive enough for university students and sufficiently innovative for financial policymakers, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in understanding not just where the crisis has brought us, but what key economists have said about it and how we can strengthen our financial system oversight to deal with the continuing challenges of globalization.

India And The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Y. Venugopal Reddy
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843318016
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‘India and the Global Financial Crisis’ offers a collection of essays based on the speeches delivered by Reddy during his tenure as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2003 and September 2008, a period of rapid growth for the Indian economy as well as extraordinary challenges for the conduct of monetary policy. He has earned universal acclaim for his gubernatorial management of India’s calibrated financial integration with the global economy. These essays provide informed critical insights into the making of public policies across a spectrum of areas during those years, while presenting an inside view of the dynamics that are played out behind the scenes. They respond to the interest in India's management of a financial sector that has facilitated growth while maintaining stability, markedly contrasting to the fragile financial climate of the USA. The volume describes India's financial situation, the Reserve Bank of India's perspective, and its policies. ‘India and the Global Financial Crisis’ was selected asFinancial Book of the Year 2010by ‘China Business News’.

The Consequences Of The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Wyn Grant
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641986
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Systematically exploring the consequences of the global financial crisis, this text focuses primarily on the impact on policy and politics. It asks how governments responded to the challenges that the crisis has posed, and the policy and political impact of the combination of both the crisis itself and these responses.

Narrating The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Miriam Meissner
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319454110
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This book analyzes how the Global Financial Crisis is portrayed in contemporary popular culture, using examples from film, literature and photography. In particular, the book explores why particular urban spaces, infrastructures and aesthetics – such as skyline shots in the opening credits of financial crisis films – recur in contemporary crisis narratives. Why are cities and finance connected in the cultural imaginary? Which ideologies do urban crisis imaginaries communicate? How do these imaginaries relate to the notion of crisis? To consider these questions, the book reads crisis narratives through the lens of myth. It combines perspectives from cultural, media and communication studies, anthropology, philosophy, geography and political economy to argue that the concept of myth can offer new and nuanced insights into the structure and politics of popular financial crisis imaginaries. In so doing, the book also asks if, how and under what conditions urban crisis imaginaries open up or foreclose systematic and political understandings of the Global Financial Crisis as a symptom of the broader process of financialization.

The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Holly Dolezalek
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 161783100X
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Describes the global financial crisis that began in 2006 which was actually two crises in one, a financial and banking crisis, and resulted in what is sometimes called the Great Recession.

The Global Financial Crisis

Author: George K. Zestos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627644
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Although banking and sovereign debt crises are not unusual, the crisis that has unfolded across the world since 2007 has been unique in both its scale and scope. It has also been unusual in being both triggered by, and mainly affecting, developed economies. Starting with the US subprime mortgage crisis, and the recession in 2007-2009, the problem soon erupted into financial crisis in Europe. A few of these countries came to the brink of bankruptcy, and were rescued by the EU and the IMF on the condition they adopt austerity measures. The detrimental social effects of the crisis in both the US and Europe are still emerging. Although there have been several studies published on the US crisis in particular, there has so far been an absence of an accessible comparative overview of both crises. This insightful text aims to fill this gap, offering a critical overview of causes, policy responses, effects and future implications. Starting with the historical context and mutation of the crisis, the book explores the policies, regulations, and governance reforms that have been implemented to cope with the US subprime mortgage crisis. A parallel analysis considers the causes of the European sovereign debt crisis and the responses of the European Union (EU), examining why the EU is as yet unable to resolve the crisis. This book is supported with eResources that include essay questions and class discussion questions in order to assist students in their understanding. This uniquely comprehensive and readable overview will be of interest and relevance to those studying financial crises, financial governance, international economics and international political economy.