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The genesis of the 2008 global financial crisis and challenges to the neoclassical paradigm of finance

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  • Szyszka, Adam
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    In the first step, this paper briefly discusses the macroeconomic background of the 2008 financial crisis. Next, we take a wider approach and we look at systemic changes that global economics, and financial markets in particular, had undergone. We wonder if these transformations, and their effects so dramatically demonstrated in 2008, give grounds to modify the theoretical background of finance. The neoclassical paradigm might be seen as an idealized normative benchmark. On the other hand, behavioral approach helps explain deviations from this benchmark, however itself it lacks the normative character. We conclude that in contemporary circumstances an interdisciplinary approach is needed in the search for an adequate theory, as the financial world is getting more and more complex and dynamic.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Global Finance Journal.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 211-216

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:22:y:2011:i:3:p:211-216

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    Keywords: Neoclassical financial economics; Behavioral finance; Financial crisis;

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    1. Irfan Akbar Kazi & Mohamed Mehanaoui & Farhan Akbar, 2014. "The shift-contagion effect of global financial crisis and the European debt crisis on OECD Countries," Working Papers 2014-128, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.

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