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L. Randall Wray & Yeva Nersisyan
In this paper, we use the Modern Money Theory framework to analyze whether government debt (and deficits) in a country with its own sovereign currency presents a problem.
The financial system is unequal and exclusionary even as it is supported, funded, and subsidized by public institutions.
Money on the Left Podcast: Money as a Constitutional Project with Christine Desan
The Money on the Left Editorial Collective presents a classic episode from our archives along with a previously unavailable transcript & graphic art. In this episode, we are joined by Christine Desan
The financial crisis of 2008 resulted, among other, on a popular awareness that the monetary system was not working for the interest of the many.
Dan Awry & Kathryn Judge
This article argues that there is a fundamental mismatch between the nature of finance and current approaches to financial regulation.
Einar Lie, University of Oslo
In the mid‐twentieth century a number of central banks around the western world lost their operational autonomy and were placed under government control.
Robert Hockett, Cornell Law School
All societies must address two questions where the organization of productive activity is concerned. The first is whether production will be mainly publicly managed, privately managed, or 'mixed.'
Governor Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve
Speech by Governor Lael Brainard of the Federal Reserve at The Future of Money in the Digital Age, Sponsored by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Princeton University’s Bendheim Center for Finance, Washington, D.C.
Bruno Meyerhof Salama, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
In spite of its name, economic analysis of law is mostly unconcerned with money and markets. In a recently published book.
Saule T. Omarova, Cornell Law School
The COVID-19 crisis forcefully underscored the urgency of digitizing sovereign money and ensuring broad access to affordable banking services.
Roger Svensson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Andreas Westermark,Sveriges Riksbank
A monetary system called periodic re-coinage was used during almost 200 years in large part of medieval Europe.
Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College
This paper contributes to the literature on racial capitalism by deploying a key insight of the Law and Political Economy tradition, which is that politics acting through the law plays a constitutive role in the monetary hardwiring of economies and their property rights.
Christine Desan, Harvard Law School
Neoclassical and credit approaches to money represent dramatically different theories of value.
Editors, Finance and Society
The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of vol. 6, no. 1 (2020).
Brian Gettler, University of Toronto
Money, often portrayed as a straightforward representation of market value, is also a political force, a technology for
Ayca Zayim, Mount Holyoke College
Despite the consensus that the power of finance constraints central banks under financial globalization, the variation in their autonomy from market forces at the micro level of monetary policymaking remains underexplored.
Francois R. Velde, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
A collection of texts printed in early seventeenth-century Naples exemplifies the intersection between economic history and the history of thought.
Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht, University of Basel, Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School, Seraina N. Gruenewald, Radbound University Nijmegen
The modern monetary system is controlled by the state and yet linked to private deposit banking. Monetary value held in deposits with commercial banks is known as ‘commercial bank money’ (CoBM).
L. Randall Wray, Bard College
Modern money theory (MMT) synthesizes several traditions from heterodox economics.
Vanessa Ogle, UC Berkeley
This article explores the question of what happened to European assets in the process of decolonization.
Saule Omarova, Cornell Law School
This article examines fintech as a systemic force disrupting the currently dominant technocratic paradigm of financial regulation.
Perry G Mehrling, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Perry Mehrling talks to Boston Economic Club June 3, 2020 about the Coronavirus Crisis.
Mehrsa Baradaran, University of California Irvine
The New Deal created a separate and unequal credit market—high-interest, non-bank, installment lenders in black ghettos
Peter Conti-Brown and David A. Wishnick
The speed at which money moves between people and businesses in the United States lags well behind international standards.
Steffan Murau, Joe Rini & Armin Haas
Little has contributed more to the emergence of today's world of financial globalization than the setup of the international monetary system.
Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst
State and local finances, including for public education, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, leaving more than a $500 billion hole in their budgets.
Why is this Happening?: Saving the Economy with Saule Omarova
Why is this Happening? Podcast Talks with Saule Omarova
Yakov Feygin & Dominik A. Leusder
The global dollar system has few national winners.
Jamee K. Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College
At the heart of the constitutional theory of money is the argument that money is central to governance.
Aditya Bamzai, University of Virginia School of Law
The disputed scope of the President’s authority to remove subordinates in the executive branch, and to direct them in the performance of their functions
Alan M. White, CUNY School of Law
Banks are creatures of the market and creatures of the state.
Jakob Feinig, Binghamton University
This paper proposes a novel approach for understanding money users’ relation to monetary governance institutions.
Nadav Orian Peer, University of Colorado Law School
This Article explores the workings of Public Purpose Finance, and its role within the U.S. political economy.
Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
An internal report submitted in March to the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), presents an initial analysis of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
Dirk Niepelt, University of Bern
Central banks already issue digital money, but only to a select group of financial institutions.
Erik Gerding and Nadav Orian Peer
Financial Aspects of the COVID Crisis was a community teach-in in CU Law, held online on March 24, 2020.
Recall this Book Podcast Talks with Christine Desan
This is the first of several RTB episodes about the history of money.
Adair Turner and Paul Tucker
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, two economics heavyweights debate the proposition. Replies will be updated in real time.
Edited by Andrés Bernal
This special issue of Liminalities invites cohosts of the Money on the Left Podcast
Authors: Nick Bernards & Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn
Amid escalating claims about the promises and perils of emergent financial technologies (fintech), critical investigation.
Author: Katharina Pistor
In this testimony before Congress' Committee on Financial Services, Katharina Pistor examines Facebook’s proposed global cryptocurrency, Libra.
Author: Robert Hockett
Many national and subnational units of government see a need for more inclusive money, payment, and retail banking systems for the capture, storage, and transfer of spendable value among their constituents.
Author: Elham Saeidinezhad
It has long been tempting for economists to imagine “the economy” as a giant machine for producing and distributing “value.”
Author: Lev Menand
Administrative agencies typically operate at arm’s length from the institutions they regulate, making rules and then enforcing them after the fact.
Author: Dan Awrey
Money is, always and everywhere, a legal phenomenon. In the United States, the vast majority of the money supply consists of monetary liabilities
Author: Mehrsa Baradaran
In this testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Community Affairs, Mehrsa Baradaran provides perspective on the cryptocurrency industry’s ambitions with regard to financial inclusion for low income Americas as well as its place in the banking regulatory landscape.
Authors: Sean Vanatta and Peter Conti-Brown
The banking crises of 1930-1933 created the Great Depression and with it the momentum that remade American politics
Authors: Mehdi El Herradi and Aurélien Leroy
This paper examines the distributional implications of monetary pol-icy from a long-run perspective with data spanning a century of modern economic history in 12 advanced economies between 1920 and 2015.
Author: Barry Eichengreen
The traditional way of starting an essay on the history of capitalism is by not defining the term.
Authors: Marco Gross and Christoph Siebenbrunner
To support the understanding that banks’ debt issuance means money creation, while centralized nonbank financial institutions’ and decentralized bond market intermediary lending does not, the paper aims to convey two related points