Posts by Jan Fichtner, Eelke Heemskerk & Adam Leaver

Jan Fichtner, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam; Eelke Heemskerk, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam; Adam Leaver, Professor in Accounting and Society, co-director of SPERI

If this is capitalism, where are the price signals?: The glacial effects of passive investment

In the 10 years since the 2008 crash, the ‘passive-aggressive’ tendencies of large index funds have reshaped how modern capitalism operates The capacity for disruptive innovation within finance is part of its continued appeal for political economists post-crisis, whether it is the speed of algorithmic-trading, the growth of fintech or the darker recesses of the shadow banking sector. But the … Continue reading

3 September 2018 by Jan Fichtner, Eelke Heemskerk & Adam Leaver
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