The Promises and Limitations of the New Financial Economy
Author: Roger M. Barker
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Shareholder engagement with publicly listed companies is often seen as a key means to monitor corporate malpractices. In this book, the authors examine the corporate governance roles of key institutional investors in UK corporate equity, including pension funds, insurance companies, collective investment funds, hedge and private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds. They argue that institutions’ corporate governance roles are an instrument ultimately shaped by private interests and market forces, as well as law and regulatory obligations, and that policy-makers should not readily make assumptions regarding their effectiveness, or their alignment with public interest or social good.
The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.
Instruments of Global Financial Stability or Crisis?
Author: Michael G. Papaioannou
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Contains original papers that examine various issues concerning the role, the structure and functioning of credit, currency and derivatives instruments and markets as they relate to financial crises. This title stresses the importance of the inter-linkages of these instruments and markets in promoting or hindering financial stability or crises.
Tres años antes de la crisis mundial del 2008 originada por las hipotecas subprime que hundió prácticamente el sistema financiero global, cuatro tipos fuera del sistema fueron los únicos que vislumbraron que todo el mercado hipotecario iba a quebrar. Decidieron entonces hacer algo insólito: apostar contra el mercado de la vivienda a la baja, en contra de cualquier criterio lógico en aquella época... Adaptación del libro "La gran apuesta" de Michael Lewis, que reflexiona sobre la quiebra del sector inmobiliario norteamericano que originó la crisis económica mundial en 2008. (FILMAFFINITY).