"Financialization, Crisis and 'Developing' Countries"
GCI Comparative Urbanisms Speaker Series.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Great Cities Institute
The size and significance of financial markets, institutions, and transactions have considerably increased in the last couple of decades. The 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing global recession attracted further attention to this process, now commonly referred to as financialization. This talk with discuss this financialization process, its origins and consequences as well as its implications for developing countries.
Ozgur Orhangazi is Assistant Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the author of Financialization and the US Economy and a number of articles on financialization and financial crises. He continues his research on these issues as well as on alternative economic policies.