Neologism as Theoretical Innovation in Economics: The case of 'Financialisation'
AbstractThe term 'financialisation' is a recognition that finance has come to play a key role on the modern capitalist economy. But users of the term do not agree on its meaning and recognition of the growing scale of finance has not brought about an increased understanding of financial processes. The paper examines the reasons for increased turnover in financial markets. The main themes in the literature on financialisation are examined and shown to lack a coherent account of financial processes that goes beyond the evidence of financial activity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, UK in its series Working Papers with number 171.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Financialisation; debt; credit;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- B26 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Financial Economics
- E11 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Marxian; Sraffian; Institutional; Evolutionary
- E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-06-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2013-06-16 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-PKE-2013-06-16 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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