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The Financialization Response to Economic Disequilibria

The Financialization Response to Economic Disequilibria

European and Latin American Experiences

New Directions in Post-Keynesian Economics series

Edited by Noemi Levy and Etelberto Ortiz

Europe and Latin America’s social and economic stagnation is a direct result of the unresolved phenomena of the financialization crisis that broke out in 2008 in developed countries. Editors Noemi Levy and Etelberto Ortiz analyze the limitations of economic growth and development under capitalist economic organizations where financial capital is dominant, as well as explore alternative economic policies.

Chapter 12: Economic growth and financial development in Mexico: from a virtuous circle of a bidirectional causality to a financial subordination

Teresa López and Eufemia Basilio

Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, financial economics and regulation, political economy, post-keynesian economics


In the chapter, ‘Economic growth and financial development in Mexico: from a virtuous circle of a bi-directional causality to financial subordination,’ the authors develop the theme of bank lending to non-financial activities in the context of the Mexican economy between 1990 and 2013. An empirical and econometric assessment shows that deregulation and globalization, instead of increasing savings, caused the banking system to lose sight of its core activity, which is the financing of production. On this basis, the authors assert the need to establish regulatory mechanisms to ensure financial resources for production.

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