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Fragments on black swan: money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin

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  • Estrada, Fernando

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The main objective of this paper is to present a reading of The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin in the context of the financial crisis, in particular, reflect from a few fragments of Benjamin's work appear to lie around a Black Swan. The recovery of the fragments of The Arcades seems appropriate at a time when the financial crisis should be taught as a deeper crisis. Walter Benjamin is placed beyond its time, with a powerful sense of observation worthy of emulation analytical.

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  • Estrada, Fernando, 2010. "Fragments on black swan: money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin," MPRA Paper 22171, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22171
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    Keywords

    Financial theory; markets; Black swan; stock markets; financial crisis; risk; Walter Benjamin; Arcades Project.;

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • B5 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • D0 - Microeconomics - - General
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General

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