Financial Markets and the Global Debt Crisis: Toward a New Architecture for A More Reliable Financial Sector

  • Hans-Georg Petersen Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Potsdam, Tax and Transfer Research Group, Berlin
  • Alexander Martin Wiegelmann Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Potsdam, Tax and Transfer Research Group, Berlin
Keywords: Capital funding, corporate social responsibility, financial markets, principal agent problems, risk management.

Abstract

The breakdown of the financial markets in 2007 and the ensuing debt crisis in the EU has produced enormous mistrust in financial products and the monetary system. The emergence of shadow banking also changed the behavior patterns of management so that its self-interest dominated the interests of shareholders and the other stakeholders. These false incentives led to merger processes in the financial system resulting in market structures in which single institutions became too big or too connected to fail. The empirical developments and the political counter-measures described in this article point to the fact that the macro-perspective has been dominant, neglecting individual irresponsibility and failure.
Published
2014-06-01
How to Cite
Petersen, H.-G., & Wiegelmann, A. (2014). Financial Markets and the Global Debt Crisis: Toward a New Architecture for A More Reliable Financial Sector. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2014.a003
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ESSAYS