Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability

Political, Social, Cultural, and Economic Theories and Models


  • Gerard Caprio, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Political and social forces exert pressure on our globalized economy in many forms, from formal and informal policies to financial theories and technical models. Our efforts to shape and direct these forces to preserve financial stability reveal much about the ways we perceive the financial economy.  The Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability examines our political economy, particularly the ways in which these forces inhabit our institutions, strategies, and tactics. As economies expand and contract, these forces also determine the ways we supervise and regulate. This high-level examination of the global political economy includes articles about specific countries, crises, and international systems as well as broad articles about major concepts and trends..
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Undergraduates and graduate students worldwide working in all areas of finance and economics. Researchers will typically be examining the global aspects and implications of their particular interests.


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397875-2


"The Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability provides an essential resource for an integrated perspective on financial stability, incorporating advanced analysis that surpasses immediate reactions to the Global Financial Crisis. The views of key policymakers and accomplished scholars are brought together to illuminate financial stability from the perspective of the political economy, economic models, and regulatory functions."

--Heidi Mandanis Schooner, The Catholic University of America


"This book combines  high academic expertise and practitioners' insights into the Global Financial Crisis.  It is the kind of the book welcomed by academicians, practitioners, and policy makers who want to understand not only the complexity of this Crisis but financial crises in general."

--Roman Matousek, London Metropolitan Business School

Table of Contents

Political, social, and cultural foundations (8 articles)

Economic theories and models in a globalized financial environment (13 articles)

Safeguarding global financial stability (17 articles)