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Controlar los productos financieros peligrosos mediante un principio de precaución financiera

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  • Gerald Epstein

    (Universidad de Massachusetts, Amherst)

  • James Crotty

    (Universidad de Massachusetts, Amherst)

Abstract

High risk, opaque, and extremely complex financial products such as collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps have been among the key causes of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Regulators, buyers, and even many issuers of these investor or capital market products (as distinct from consumer products) did not understand how they worked in calm times, much less in times of extreme market stress. Not only have these products helped cause the crisis but they have also made the crisis extremely difficult to resolve. In response, building on the analogy of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a number of analysts have proposed a requirement that financial products be approved by a government regulatory authority, the Financial Stability and Product Safety Administration (FSPSA), before they can be marketed.

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  • Gerald Epstein & James Crotty, 2009. "Controlar los productos financieros peligrosos mediante un principio de precaución financiera," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 72(03), pages 270-294.
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    Keywords

    financial precautionary principle; financial products regulation; financial innovation.;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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