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An ‘unproductive labour’ view of finance

Aldo Barba and Giancarlo de Vivo.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Financial Institutions and Services; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 9021 words.

The present paper discusses the role of the financial sector in a capitalist economy, arguing that the huge increase in its weight (economic and otherwise) in the last decades is not...

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The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economics

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Systems; General Economics and Teaching; Economic Methodology; Economics; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics; Economic History; Financial Institutions and Services; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems; Individual Economists. 11027 words.

The current crisis has triggered significant debate concerning economic theory and policy. Largely absent from this debate is an informed discussion of the methods used by economists in...

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The market for bigness: economic power and competition agencies’ duty to curtail it

Adi Ayal.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

October 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Financial Regulation. 13430 words.

In its early days antitrust policy was motivated largely by public fears regarding economic power, the excess influence owners of large businesses might exert over political and commercial...