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The Key to Value (2.0): The Debate Over Commensurability in Neoclassical and Credit Approaches to Money

Christine Desan, Harvard Law School

Neoclassical and credit approaches to money represent dramatically different theories of value. According to the way money is created, individuals will not be equally situated in the process that generates prices. Decisions about value are made in the wake of that fact.
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The Key to Value (2.0): The Debate Over Commensurability in Neoclassical and Credit Approaches to Money

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Banking on a Curve: How to Restore the Community Reinvestment Act

Peter Conti-Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Brookings Institution; and Brian D. Feinstein, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 has failed to meaningfully reduce the prevalence of “banking deserts” across lower-income communities or to reduce the racial wealth gap. As a corrective, banks should be graded on a curve, which would enable the CRA to fulfill its promise: to expand access to credit, spur investment in overlooked areas, and combat racial inequities through the financial system.
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Banking on a Curve: How to Restore the Community Reinvestment Act

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Towards a sociology of state investment funds? sovereign wealth funds and state-business relations in Saudi Arabia

Alexis Montambault Trudelle, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

What kind of power relations are maintained or established in the process of sovereign wealth funds development? This article contributes to rentier state debates and broader political economy scholarship by showing how state investment funds hinge on ancillary networks of social institutions, often generated from ingrained formal and informal interactions between states and society.
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Towards a sociology of state investment funds? sovereign wealth funds and state-business relations in Saudi Arabia

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The power of folk ideas in economic policy and the central bank–commercial bank analogy

Sebastian Diessner, Leiden University, The Hague, Netherlands

This article argues that policy-makers’ non-expert or ‘folk’ ideas can affect policy outcomes in a way that challenges the assumption of economic policy-making being guided by expert ideas emanating from the realm of economics and other sciences.
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The power of folk ideas in economic policy and the central bank–commercial bank analogy

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Financialized savings in public water governance: An illustrative case study in the arid American West

Christopher Gibson, California State University, Fullerton

How does financialization of the economy impact public governance of natural resources? This article interrogates the influence that financial markets have over public policy, showing that elected governance officials engage in the commodification of money, encouraging the further commodification of environmental resources.
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Financialized savings in public water governance: An illustrative case study in the arid American West

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Sovereign Solvency as Monetary Power

Karina Patrício Ferreira Lima, University of Leeds School of Law

This article reconceptualizes sovereign insolvency from a money-centred perspective. Sovereign insolvencies are inherent to the asymmetric character of global liquidity, rather than solely the product of fiscal misfortunes or mismanagement. To correct those asymmetries, it is necessary to reset the international monetary system.
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Sovereign Solvency as Monetary Power

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Financial dominance: why the ‘market maker of last resort’ is a bad idea and what to do about it

Carolyn Sissoko, University of the West of England

This paper sets forth a framework modeling the traditional ‘banking approach’ to central bank liquidity provision and advocates a return to it. These reforms must be accompanied by a clear policy that in the event that any bank requires re-capitalization by the government, existing shareholder interests will be wiped out, and ownership will be transferred to the government.
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Financial dominance: why the ‘market maker of last resort’ is a bad idea and what to do about it

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Battling Institutional Debt at HBCUs

Andrew J. Douglas, Morehouse College

The article underscores an increasingly important point: all members of a campus community ought to be deeply concerned about institutional debt. A campaign against institutional debt at HBCUs could be a powerful initiative of the AAUP’s Committee on Historically Black Institutions and Scholars of Color, and it could help to draw more HBCU faculty into the push for a New Deal for Higher Education.
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Battling Institutional Debt at HBCUs

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Financialization, Structural Power, and the Global Financial Crisis for Europe’s Core and Periphery

Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode Island

As Eurozone governments consider how to respond to crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic going forward, policies that more equitably support governments rescuing domestic financial actors should be considered in tandem with broader financial regulations of structurally important economic institutions.
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Financialization, Structural Power, and the Global Financial Crisis for Europe’s Core and Periphery

Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars
2020 APPEAL Workshop:Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times

Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars
2020 APPEAL Workshop:
Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times
Co-sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative (Law and Finance…
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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
2020 Conference, Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting

October 16 & 17, 2020
Bocconi University, Milano
The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) is pleased to announce its 10th conference, 
to be held in Milano on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2020. 
The conference is organized by Bocconi University.
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