Social Finance

Shadow Banking During the Global Financial Crisis

Authors: Shenai, Neil K.

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  • Advances a new theory of financial crises based on economic conventions
  • Illustrates the utility of this conventions-based model via a case study of shadow banking during the global financial crisis
  • Explains how shadow banks facilitate credit, liquidity, and maturity transformation outside of the traditional banking system
  • Presents the results of interviews with securities dealers, hedge fund managers, private equity investors, and regulators who oversaw $2 trillion in notional order flows and managed over $160 billion in assets during the global financial crisis
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How do market participants construct stable markets?  Why do crises that seem inevitable after-the-fact routinely take market participants by surprise?  What forces trigger financial panics, and why does uncertainty lead to market volatility?  How do economic elites respond to financial distress, and why are some regulatory interventions more effective than others?  Social Finance: Shadow Banking during the Global Financial Crisis answers these questions by presenting a new, economic conventions-based model of financial crises.  This model emerges from a theoretical synthesis of several intellectual traditions, including Keynesian epistemology, Hyman Minsky’s asset market theory, economic sociology, and international relations theory.  Social Finance uses this new paradigm to explain instability in the global shadow banking system during the global financial crisis.  And it presents the results of interviews with some of the world’s leading investors – who saw over $2 trillion in annual order flows and managed over $160 billion in assets – to provide first-hand accounts of markets in crisis.  Written in accessible prose, Social Finance will appeal to a broad audience of academics, policymakers, and practitioners interested in understanding the drivers of financial stability in the twenty-first century.  

About the authors

Neil Shenai was a Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC from 2013-15. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where he served as an Adjunct Lecturer of International Economics from 2011-16.  He is currently a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

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“Social Finance is an indispensable handbook for policymakers and academics interested in financial stability. Neil Shenai supports his new theory with evidence from the global financial crisis while providing a roadmap for thinking about risks in the global economy’s increasingly important shadow banking system.” (Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Economics at the University of Leicester; former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, UK)

“Neil Shenai’s rare combination of expertise in economics, financial markets, and policymaking underpins the insightful and relevant scholarship of Social Finance. This book’s important contributions to the understanding of financial instability and the proper policy responses thereto are all the more timely given that now, roughly a decade after the global financial crisis, we must consider the prospect of the next downturn in the global credit and economic cycle in the coming years.” (John Fagan, President and Co-Founder, Markets Policy Partners, Inc. USA )

“Scholarly policy analysis is often hostage to elegant new models that explain a world that does not exist because it is professionally safe, even advantageous, to do so. Neil Shenai breaks that mold with this book, a scholarly exploration robustly grounded in the enduring relevance of John Maynard Keynes and Hyman Minsky. Bravo!” (Paul McCulley, Senior Fellow in Financial Macroeconomics, Cornell Law School; former Chief Economist and Managing Director, Pacific Investment Management Company, USA)

“As memories of the crisis fade, Neil Shenai has developed a theory of financial instability that is urgently needed. In this must-read book, Shenai offers concrete lessons about shadow banking during the crisis with ample evidence and in clear prose. Policymakers and market practitioners should read Social Finance to imagine and prepare for future instability – its drivers, triggers, and potential remedies.” (Daleep Singh, Executive Vice President and Head of the Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; former Acting Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary)  

 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • McCulley’s Warning

    Pages 1-28

    Shenai, Neil

  • Conventions and Financial Crises

    Pages 29-72

    Shenai, Neil

  • Monetary Policy and the Housing Bubble

    Pages 73-101

    Shenai, Neil

  • The Rise of Fragile Finance

    Pages 103-132

    Shenai, Neil

  • Regulators as Liquidity Providers of Last Resort

    Pages 133-153

    Shenai, Neil

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eBook £17.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Finance
Book Subtitle
Shadow Banking During the Global Financial Crisis
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91346-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91346-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91345-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08231-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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