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Financial Armageddon Routs Law Again


Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos


Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law

August 10, 2013

UC Davis Business Law Journal, Forthcoming
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-31

Abstract:     
This essay, after highlighting the unique aspects of financial markets, offers a mostly rational account for financial crises, centering on the 2008 crisis as an example. Market participants may overestimate the duration of high productivity growth due to new technologies and produce occasional — and likely unavoidable — bubbles. Considering potential changes in the regulation of financial markets, the conclusion is grim. Regulators have exhausted the effective legal levers against overestimations of continued high growth. The legislative responses to the last few crises were unproductive and pro-cyclical whereas public finance needs a counter-cyclical approach, souring euphorias and enthusing out of slumps. A meaningful improvement would be the constitutional movement of financial legislative authority to a body with the independence to be counter-cyclical.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 52

Keywords: Financial Crisis, Bubbles, Irrationalities, Great Recession, Dodd-Frank, Euphorias, Bank runs

JEL Classification: G18, G28, K23

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Date posted: August 10, 2013 ; Last revised: September 28, 2013

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Georgakopoulos, Nicholas L., Financial Armageddon Routs Law Again (August 10, 2013). UC Davis Business Law Journal, Forthcoming; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-31. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2308382 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308382

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Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos (Contact Author)
Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
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