Financial Whirlpools

Financial Whirlpools

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How do economists reconcile their expertise with their failures to predict and manage the 2008 financial crisis? This book goes a long way toward an answer by using systems theory to reveal the complex interdependence of factors and forces behind the crisis. In her fully integrated view of the economy, how it works, and how the economic crisis burst, Karen Higgins combines human psychology, cultural values, and belief formation with descriptions of the ways banks and markets succeed and fail. In each chapter she introduces themes from financial crisis literature and brings a systems-theory treatment of them. Her methodology and visual presentations both develop the tools of systems theory and apply these tools to the financial crisis. Not just another volume about the crisis, this book challenges the status quo through its unique multidisciplinary approach. Presents a broad global view of international economic health and international corporate health Describes how policies, regulations, and trends dating to the 1950s influenced the crisis Assumes readers possess a general familiarity of economics and financeAIG, the worlda#39;s 18th largest company and major vendor of insurance-like coverage for mortgage-related securities, was a linchpin in the financial industry. 5 As more and more people failed to make payments on their home loans, big financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase came to ... AIG executives were apprehensive as a team from New York Statea#39;s insurance department reviewed AIGa#39;s books in ... By Sunday, September 14, prospects for recovery wereanbsp;...

Title:Financial Whirlpools
Author: Karen L. Higgins
Publisher:Academic Press - 2013-03-26

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