Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis


  • The financial crisis, which originated in developed country financial markets, quickly spread to developing countries. Governments and central banks though taking many and costly measures were powerless to stop the global economic meltdown, as economies across the globe went into recession. The depth of the financial crisis means that the world economy is in unchartered territory. How do we restore robust growth and prevent another crisis? This book aims to systematically understand current major problems in the financial system, its governance, and in its links to global economic imbalances. It explains how both market actors and regulators behavior, and the prevailing ideology of extreme financial liberalization and deregulation, contributed to the financial crisis. This highly topical book focuses on the transparency and regulatory measures that are necessary to restore confidence in the financial system, to ensure that the financial system performs the roles that it should perform within both developing and developed countries, and to make a recurrence less likely. The book also describes reforms in the global financial architecture that might make the global financial system more stable and more equitable. The book presents sometimes radical, but specific, pragmatic, and politically feasible proposals to try to ensure a more stable, equitable, and growing world economy. Contributions come from both developed and developing countries and are written by leading authorities in their field, including senior national as well as international policy makers, practitioners from the private sector, and leading academics. Contributors to this volume - Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University and Brooks World Poverty Institute Gerald Caprio, Jr., Williams College Jan Kregel, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Philip Turner, Bank for International Settlements Jane d'Arista, Director of Programs for the Financial Markets Center Avinash D. Persaud, Chairman of Intelligence Capital Limited, Chairman of the Warwick Commission, Co-Chair of the OECD EmNet and Professor Emeritus, Gresham College. C.A.E. Goodhart, Financial Markets Group and London School of Economics. Perry Mehrling, Barnard College, Columbia University Marion Williams, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Yilmaz Akyuz, Former Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD, Geneva Y.V. Reddy, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Roberto Frenkel, Principal Research Associate at CEDES and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires Martin Rapetti, CEDES and University of Massachusetts, Amherst Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Bruce Greenwald, Columbia University.

fecha de publicación

  • 2010

Número Estándar Internacional de Libros (ISBN) 10

  • 9780199578818