FESSUD Newsletter December 2015

Welcome to the newsletter of the FESSUD project. In this issue, we share with you the project’s highlights of the past six months. First, there is a report on the 2015 FESSUD annual conference held in Lisbon on 15-17 October, which gave the floor to FESSUD researchers and invited speakers to discuss their findings on the Impact of Financialisation on Society, Environment and Economy as well as possible policy responses to ensure financial stability through regulation and macroeconomic policies.

A number of partners took part in a FESSUD policy workshop on Capital Markets Union organised at the European Parliament on 9 December 2015, which constituted one of the first occasions for FESSUD to engage as a project on a hot policy topic in Brussels.

There is much more work going on within FESSUD than could be covered on those occasion. Most of the work is now available on the website in the following sections: Working Papers Series and FESSUD studies in financial systems. I encourage you to study them.

Among various news from the FESSUD consortium, we have chosen to conclude this year with a feature on the conclusions and achievements of Work Packages 3 and 11, respectively on the Causes and Consequences of the Crisis and on a foresight exercise on the future of the financial sector in the next two decades.

Season’s greetings!

Malcolm Sawyer, Project Coordinator



WP3 - Review of theoretical and historical analyses

The work led in WP3 provides a thorough analysis of the causes and consequences of the crisis, with focus on eight factors which are said to have either initiated or contributed to the transmission of the crisis. This article provides the final main conclusions of this work package.
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WP11 - Foresight

The central goal of Work Package 11 named Foresight is to explore the possible evolution of financialisation, the financial sector and relevant policies over a 15 to 20 year time horizon. This article provides the developments of this work package in past year.
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The Capital Markets Union, an answer to the financial crisis?

The FESSUD project hold its first policy-oriented workshop at the European Parliament in reaction to the European Commission's Action Plan for a European Capital Markets Union.
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Financialization – Impact on the Economy and Society

The University of Information Technology and Management of Rzeszów, together with the Department of Banking, Finance and Accounting of the University of Warsaw organised an International Scientific Conference on “Financialization – impact on the economy and society” with the contribution of FESSUD partners.
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New book: 'Financial Regulation in the European Union'

A new FESSUD book, “Financial Regulation in the European Union” by Rainer Kattel, Jan Kregel and Mario Tonveronachi has just been published.

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Gerald A. Epstein - Confronting Financialization and the Size of the Financial System

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SAGE prize for Innovation and Excellence

Andrew Brown was rewarded the SAGE prize for Innovation and Excellence in the field of Work, Employment and Society for one his FESSUD papers.
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Best Paper Award

Nina Dodig and Hansjörg Herr presented their FESSUD paper on “Previous financial crises leading to stagnation – selected case studies” at the occasion of the INFINITI conference on International Finance and were awarded the Best Paper Award.
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Piotr Banbula exploring the Polish financial policy since the 2007-09 crises

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Save the date: FESSUD Final Conference

The Final Conference of the FESSUD project will be held on 27-28 September 2016 in Brussels.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 266800

The views expressed during the execution of the FESSUD project, in whatever form and or by whatever medium, are the sole responsibility of the authors. The European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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