Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises: Country Studies

Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises: Country Studies


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Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises provides comparative, empirical case studies of a diverse set of eleven countries. In particular, the book helps in understanding the current (mal)performance of Euro area economies by explaining the causes of the shifts in growth regimes during and after the crises. It goes well beyond the dominant interpretation of the recent financial and economic crises as being rooted in malfunctioning and poorly regulated financial markets.

The contributions to this book provide detailed accounts of the long-term effects of financialisation and cover the main developments leading up to and during the crisis in 11 selected countries: the US, the UK, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Estonia, and Turkey. The introductory chapter presents the theoretical framework and synthesizes the main findings of the country studies. Furthermore, the macroeconomic effects of financialisation on the EU as a whole are analysed in the final chapter.

Offering an illuminating overview and invaluable alternative perspective on the long-run developments leading to the recent crises, this book is essential reading for researchers, students and policymakers and an ideal starting point for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785362378
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Edited by Eckhard Hein, Daniel Detzer and Nina Dodig, The Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Table of Contents



1. Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Analysis for 15 Countries

Nina Dodig, Eckhard Hein and Daniel Detzer

2. The Crisis of Finance-led Capitalism in the United States

Trevor Evans

3. Monetary Adjustment and Inflation of Financial Claims in the UK after 1980

John Lepper, Mimoza Shabani, Jan Toporowski and Judith Tyson

4. Financialisaton and the Economic Crisis in Spain

Jesús Ferreiro, Cataliana Gálvez and Anna Gonzáles

5. Financialisation and the Crisis: The Case of Greece

Yanis Varoufakis and Lefteris Tserkezis

6. The Real Sector Developments in Estonia – Financialisation Effects Behind the Transition Process

Egert Juuse

7. Financialisation and the Crisis in the Export-led Mercantilist German Economy

Daniel Detzer and Eckhard Hein

8. Swedish Financialisation: ‘Nordic Noir’ or ‘Safe Haven’?

Alexis Stenfors

9. France, a Domestic Demand-led Economy Under the Influence of External Shocks

Gérard Cornilleau and Jérôme Creel

10. The Transmission Channels Between the Financial and the Real Sectors in Italy and the Crisis

Giampaolo Gabbi, Elisa Ticci and Pietro Vozzella

11. The Long Boom and the Early Bust: The Portuguese Economy in the Era of Financialisation

Ricardo Paes Mamede, Sérgio Lagoa, Emanuel Leão and Ricardo Barradas

12. Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises: The Case of Turkey

Serdal Bahçe, Hasan Cömert, Nilgün Erdem, Elif Karaçimen, Ahmet Haşim Köse, Özgür Orhangazi, Gökçer Özgür and Galip L.Yalman

13. The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on European Union Member States

Carlos A. Carrasco, Jesus Ferreiro, Catalina Galvez, Carmen Gomez and Ana González


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