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Finance-led Capitalism? Macroeconomic Effects of Changes in the Financial Sector

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  • Eckhard Hein
    () (Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany)
  • Torsten Niechoj
    () (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Germany)
  • Heinz-Peter Spahn
    () (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
  • Achim Truger
    () (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Germany)

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Abstract

During the recent decades the financial sectors of developed and developing countries have changed remarkably. There has been a major increase in the degree of financial intermediation, and new financial instruments, triggered by national and international legal liberalisation and by the development of communication technologies, have been developed. The overall importance of financial factors for real investment and growth of non-financial business has risen. Finally, the power of shareholders in joint stock companies seems to have increased vis-à-vis management and labourers. These and other changes as well as their effects on the macro-economy require deeper investigation, in particular since the US sub-prime mortgage crisis has been spreading over international financial markets and has already affected real development in the negative.

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This book is provided by IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute in its series Conference proceedings of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) with number 11-2008 and published in 2008.

Volume: 11
ISBN: 978-3-89518-705-6
Handle: RePEc:imk:fmmcps:11-2008

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