Hidden Collective Factors in Speculative Trading

A Study in Analytical Economics

  • Bertrand M. Roehner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Prologue

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  3. Hidden Collective Determinants

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  4. Regularities in Speculative Episodes

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  5. The Triumph of Neoliberalism

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-18

About this book


What are the roots of the present economic crisis? The book shows that the factors commonly mentioned (e. g. subprime loans, fall in housing prices) have occurred in the past and therefore cannot account for the severity of the present crisis. There must be "something else". The analysis shows that there was a "phase transition" in the United States around 1975 which brought the following changes: - The stagnation of real wages over the past 30 years and a parallel rise in indebtment levels. - The abrupt fall in unionization rates and in the number of strikes. - The development of tax havens which deprived states of tax revenue. - The globalization of financial transactions which hinders long-term investment.


Investment Neoliberalism Privatization Real-Estate Markets Social Fragmentation Speculation Speculative Bubbles Speculative Trading Spekulation Stock Markets Stock market Trading

Authors and affiliations

  • Bertrand M. Roehner
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS, Labo. Physique Théorique etUniversité Paris VIParis CX 05France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03047-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03048-2
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