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The economics of financial innovations

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reference to financial innovation being, net-net, a bad thing. I didn’t go into too much detail, because it wasn’t all that relevant to the point at hand, and because, as Sean Matthews pointed out, this question has been debated in the blogosphere in some depth in the recent past. But Tyler Cowen picked up on the line, and wrote: I can understand that particular financial innovations might be bad, but financial innovation overall? Surely this claim was false in years 1200, 1900, and also 1950. (Of course you’ll find very harmful financial explosions between those years and the current day but still on net ...
The Imperative of Financial Innovation - Finance: The Way Forward ...
Arguing for the merits of financial innovation in the aftermath of a major economic crisis is both difficult and politically incorrect. And yet, despite the damning evidence of capitalism run amuck, I strongly believe that any regulatory response that stifles financial innovation will in the long run be detrimental to economic growth, inclusion, and prosperity. A close examination of financial innovations introduced in recent decades reveals that not all of them were universally toxic, or universally beneficial. In fact, the same financial instruments have been used in both highly productive and highly destructive ways: Swaps , ... market research, surveys and trends
Financialism Is The New Buzzword |
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The Diffusion of Financial Innovations
(59 percent) of banks with assets below $15 billion were using it (Federal ... financial innovations œ particularly on the credit side of the banking business. .... "The Economics of Defense Contracting: Incentives and Performance" ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Chapter 1 Financial Innovations and the Dynamics of Emerging ...
securitization and the transfer of financial innovations are critical to this process ..... separate and equal tranches – one called Bulls and the other Bears – of FF400 million each. .... percent of the industry's assets through some 2000 branches, .... Journal of Financial Economics, 36:57-87. Doetsch, D. (1996). ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Food Security: Export Controls Are Not the Cure for Grain Price Volatility ...
My last blog post listed some policies and institutions with which various small countries around the world have had success — innovations that might be worthy of emulation by others.  Of course there are plenty of other examples of policies and institutions that have been tried and that are to be avoided.    The area of agricultural policy is rife with them.   Many start with a confused invoking of the need for “food security.”The recent run-up in wheat prices is a good example.   Robert Paarlberg wrote an excellent column in the Financial Times recently , titled “How grain markets sow the spikes they fear.”   Grain ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
US Tsy's Conf on Fannie/Fred a Stew of Econ, Social Issues
WASHINGTON (MNI) - The Treasury Department, bowing to the inevitable, confirmed Thursday it will consider the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the context of deep social issues, not just housing economics. The 12 panelists for Tuesday's conference on the future of housing finance include the head of the Urban League and the MacArthur Foundation's head of community development policy as well as more familiar names from within the mortgage lending industry, credit markets expert Bill Gross from PIMCO and one economist. The list of invitees to the first major event related to what promises to be one of the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Litigation of Financial Innovations Working Paper
Lerner, Josh, 2006, The new new financial thing: the origins of financial innovations,. Journal of Financial Economics 79, 233-255. Merton, Robert C., 1992, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Can Financial Innovation Help to Explain the Reduced Volatility of ...
2. Links between Financial Innovation and Economic Volatility. In this section we use a simple model of the economy and some background about ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Crisis in Financial Innovation1
Jan 20, 2010 ... The main purpose of financial innovation has been not been to ... pursuing what he called —an exact economics“ œ an economics in which ...
Advantages of automatic stabilizers over discretionary fiscal ...
Automatic stabilizers are components in the government deficit which occur automatically in an economic downturn: lower economic activity decreases the tax revenue and at the same time increases the transfer payments (e.g. unemployment benefits) which lead to an overall higher government deficit. This so called non-discretionary component in government spending prevents a deflationary spiral and thus performs an important stabilizing function, because it allows the private households to save more. Given that during a recession there is a sharp increase in uncertainty and insecurity, the private sector will have the tendency to ...
What are the major innovations that have appeared in retail ...
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