Call for papers: special issue on Economic Perspectives Challenging Financialization, Inequality and Crises

Editor: Silvano Cincotti and Marco Raberto, University of Genova, Italy, and Simone Alfarano, University Jaume I, Castellon, Spain


We invite authors to submit papers for the special issue on "Economic Perspectives Challenging Financialization, Inequality and Crises". This special issue follows the MAFIN 2012 workshop ( held in Genova (Italy), on September 19–21, 2012, but is open also to contributions not presented in the workshop.

The special issue aims to present new modeling perspectives in financial economics able to understand the role of the financial sector in determining economic stability, innovation and growth, to devise policies for preventing a major financial crisis and to improve resilience of the economy.

In particular, we welcome contributions on the following topics:

  • Financialization and inequality
  • Financial innovation, systemic risk and macroprudential regulation
  • Debt and asset bubbles, deleveraging and business cycles
  • Euro sovereign debt crisis
  • Functional finance and modern monetary theory
  • Models of financing innovation and growth

Unorthodox methodological approaches will be appreciated, e.g. agent-based modeling and simulation, flow-of-fund analyses and stock-flow consistent modelling, networks economics, statistical equilibrium techniques, institutional and evolutionary economics perspectives, data mining techniques.

Deadline for Paper Submissions: December 15, 2012

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