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Algumas Das Contribuições De Stiglitz À Teoria Dos Mercados Financeiros

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  • Dante Mendes Aldrighi

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The objective of this paper lies in identifying Stiglitz's main theoretical contributions to Financial Economics. It is shown that he made material headway in the following issues: (1) the Modigliani-Miller theorem, (2) the efficient market hypothesis, (3) the microeconomic effects of asymmetrical information in financial markets, as well as (4) its real macroeconomic effects. The contemporary economic thought out of which these contributions emerged is succinctly portrayed. The analysis reveals that the focal point of Stiglitz's theoretical research on financial markets has been the underpinnings on which the Arrow-Debreu competitive equilibrium model relies. It is also emphasized that the theoretical framework he constructed before the nineties provided the foundations for his empirical analyses on financial factors inhibiting or fostering economic development, on currency and financial crises in developing countries, and on the role of the IMF.

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  • Dante Mendes Aldrighi, 2004. "Algumas Das Contribuições De Stiglitz À Teoria Dos Mercados Financeiros," Anais do XXXII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 32nd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 005, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2004:005
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    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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