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Reviving a Role for the Bretton Woods Institutions: The Financial Crisis of 2008

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, the IMF, World Bank, and Congress entered the revived stage of the relationship among them. The revival was triggered externally by the international dimensions of the 2008 financial ... More


Norman Street Revisited: Claiming a Right to New York City

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter opens with a brief discussion of the production of urban space and the historical contributions of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs to the structuring of New York City. The section that ... More


Taxation and the Financial Sector

Douglas A. Shackelford, Daniel N. Shaviro, and Joel Slemrod

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, a variety of taxes on financial institutions have been proposed or enacted. The justifications for these taxes range from punishing those deemed to have ... More


Income Tax Reform Implications of the Financial Crisis

Daniel N. Shaviro

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Tax rules encouraging excessive debt, complex financial transactions, poorly designed incentive compensation for corporate managers, and highly leveraged homeownership all may have contributed to the ... More


Conclusions

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter concludes the study. It summarizes the findings of the empirical chapters, and thus evaluates trends in congressional advocacy for policy change in international organizations. Each ... More


Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The financial industry's invention of complex products such as credit default swaps and other derivatives has been widely blamed for triggering the global financial crisis of 2008. This book takes ... More


The Great Recession and the Developing World

José Antonio Ocampo, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Akbar Noman, Ariane Ortiz, Juliana Vallejo, and Judith Tyson

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyzes the 2008 financial crisis and its effects on the developing world. This crisis was a result of diverse factors that combined in an explosive mix, with two particular traits that ... More


Introduction: Varieties of Austerity

Heather Whiteside, Stephen McBride, and Bryan M. Evans

in Varieties of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529212242
eISBN:
9781529212273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212242.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter considers the history and extent of austerity measures used globally since 2008. It examines the common thread of these austerity measures, before turning to explore the ... More


Spending in an Austere Era

Heather Whiteside, Stephen McBride, and Bryan M. Evans

in Varieties of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529212242
eISBN:
9781529212273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212242.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an economic background for fiscal adjustments and drivers of spending in an austere time. It begins with national snapshots of each country's fiscal–financial condition when the ... More


Crisis Management across the World

Cornelia Woll

in The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter details the nationwide bailout efforts across industrialized countries during the 2008 global financial crisis. Alongside central bank efforts to provide liquidity to struggling ... More


The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics

André Orléan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262026970
eISBN:
9780262323901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

With the advent of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the economics profession itself entered into a crisis of legitimacy from which it has yet to emerge. Despite the obviousness of its failures, ... More


The International Financial Architecture Seen through the Lens of the Crisis: Some Achievements and Numerous Challenges

Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the response of the international community to the financial crisis, which has called into question some of the ideas upon which economic management has been based through ... More


The Economic Crisis and the International Aid

Andrew Mold and Annalisa Prizzon

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the effect the financial crisis may have on development funding and on flows of international aid. The results of previous crises have been varied, indicating that the effect on ... More


Banking, Capital Flows, and Financial Cycles: Common Threads in the 2007–2009 Crises

Young-Hwa Seok and Hyun Song Shin

in How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165266
eISBN:
9780231536462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165266.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter considers the phenomenon of financial globalization. This type of globalization is organized within the role of financial intermediaries, especially banks, in the proliferation of ... More


Heady Days

Christopher A. Ford

in China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813165400
eISBN:
9780813165424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165400.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at how Chinese attitudes and perceptions of the United States changed in 2008 due to the financial crisis, the election of Barack Obama, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. ... More


Inventing Shenzhen: How the Copy Became the Prototype, or: How China-Out-Wested the West and Saved Modernity

Silvia M. Lindtner

in Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details the making of a “new” China. It demonstrates how a growing distrust of modernist ideals of progress in the broader tech and design imagination following the financial crisis of ... More


Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Mallory E. SoRelle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226711652
eISBN:
9780226711829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Borrowing has become the American way of life. We increasingly rely on consumer credit to purchase daily necessities and to weather unexpected emergencies. But borrowing to live is a double-edged ... More


For Whom the Love Works in Video Game Production?

Ergin Bulut

in A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501746529
eISBN:
9781501746543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746529.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of precarious labor in the video game industry. The emergence of video games as a medium goes back to a moment of “refusal of work” when Pentagon ... More


Contagion in the 2008 Crisis: The Run on the Nonbank Sector, “Shadow Banks”

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes how contagion principally manifested itself in the nonbank sector during the 2008 financial crisis. The Lehman bankruptcy and ensuing breaking of the buck by the Reserve ... More


From ‘New Spirit’ to New Steel-Hard Casing? Civil Society Actors, Capitalism, and Crisis: The Case of Attac in Europe

Silke Ötsch, Pier Paolo Pasqualoni, and Alan Scott

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on a less frequently discussed aspect of the New Spirit of Capitalism: its analysis of the potential for a renewal of capitalism critique emerging out of, and in reaction ... More


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