10th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on Financial Structure

The Liberalization of Financial Markets: National and International Perspectives

Minsky’s research, writing, and speeches focused on the causes and consequences of the financial vulnerabilities inherent in advanced and complex capitalist economies and on the policy implications emanating from this systemic fragility. This conference—the Institute’s 10th such gathering—commemorated Minsky by addressing issues related to the need to continuously assess the fragility and structure of the financial sector. The papers and presentations focused on a variety of issues: the liberalization of financial markets, the financial and regulatory landscape evolving in the wake of the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act, the continued controversy over how to build a global financial architecture, and the dangerous reliance of the New Economy on the irrational exuberance that permeated the equities market.


The conference was held April 27–28, 2000, at the Levy Institute’s research and conference center at Blithewood on the campus of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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