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Introduction

Garcia Alcubilla and Ruiz del Pozo

in Credit Rating Agencies on the Watch List: Analysis of European Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608867
eISBN:
9780191739125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608867.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The introductory chapter provides in non-technical language an overview of the history of ratings, the role of rating agencies in financial markets, and the characteristics of the rating industry. It ... More


The Boom in Everyday Borrowing

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the boom in everyday borrowing and the qualitative transformations in consumer credit and mortgage networks that have made it possible. This boom is situated in the two ... More


Financing the Future

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

While this book was being written, the US economy hovered between recession and recovery, and the global economy remained increasingly polarized and endangered by economic stagnation, instability, ... More


The Indirect Side of Direct Investment: Multinational Company Finance and Taxation

Jack M. Mintz and Alfons J. Weichenrieder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014496
eISBN:
9780262289658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014496.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The recent increase in cross-border flows of foreign direct investment has sharpened the research focus on multinational taxation. This book examines how multinational corporations use indirect ... More


Credit Default Swaps: The Key to Financial Reform

Perry Mehrling

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Based on the importance of CDS, Mehrling argues in his chapter that the current crisis is best seen as the first test of the new system of structured finance. That test has revealed the crucial role ... More


Social finance: Capitalizing social impact

Alex Nicholls and Jed Emerson

in Social Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter presents an overview of the topics and debates discussed in the book. It starts by explaining the definition of social finance, relating it to other, sometimes rival, terms (social ... More


The Agencies and Financial Innovation

Timothy J. Sinclair

in To the Brink of Destruction: America's Rating Agencies and Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760242
eISBN:
9781501760266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760242.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter looks into the financial innovation of rating agencies. The agencies were founded following the 1907 crash and matured during the Great Depression in the 1930s. In 2007, discussions of ... More


Uncertain Meanings of Risk: Calculative Practices and Risk Conceptions in Credit Rating Agencies

Natalia Besedovsky

in Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198820802
eISBN:
9780191860430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820802.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter studies calculative risk-assessment practices in credit rating agencies. It identifies two fundamentally different methodological approaches for producing ratings, which in turn shape ... More


Making Markets

John Armour, Dan Awrey, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Jeffrey N. Gordon, Colin Mayer, and Jennifer Payne

in Principles of Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198786474
eISBN:
9780191828782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786474.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the economic functions, risks, and regulation of three of the most important dealer-intermediated markets: (i) wholesale funding markets and, specifically, the markets for ... More


To the Brink of Destruction: America's Rating Agencies and Financial Crisis

Timothy J. Sinclair

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760242
eISBN:
9781501760266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760242.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book exposes how America's rating agencies helped generate the global financial crisis of 2007 and beyond, surviving and thriving in the aftermath. Despite widespread scrutiny, rating agencies ... More


Predicted Uncertainty: Volatility Calculus and the Indeterminacy of the Future

Elena Esposito

in Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198820802
eISBN:
9780191860430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820802.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The chapter analyses the way in which structured finance manages and controls the openness of the future as a source of profit. Financial modelling relies on a specific form of fiction, based on the ... More


Innovation and Excess in Banking

Andrew Farlow

in Crash and Beyond: Causes and Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578016
eISBN:
9780191808623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578016.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how financial innovations and excesses in banking contributed to the financial crisis of 2008. It begins by considering the growth of the banking system, with many firms ... More


Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Private- Label MBS

Mark Adelson

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis for private-label mortgage-based securities (MBS). It considers both what happened in the general economy and evolution of the mortgage ... More


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