Crony Capitalism and Financial System Stability
Haslag, Joseph and Pecchenino, Rowena (2005) Crony Capitalism and Financial System Stability. Economic Inquiry, 43 (1). pp. 24-38. ISSN 0095-2583
Prior to the Asian financial crisis, the cozy relationships between corporations, governments, and banks were seen as a potent force for economic growth and development. In this article we examine the institution of crony capitalism. Under conditions in which the Second Welfare Theorem does not hold, there is a role for government. Some governmental institutions do encourage more risky, high-payoff entrepreneurial activities. Our aim is to examine crony capitalism as a potential source of government activity that enhances economic productivity. In addition, we explore the conditions under which the government activity can instigate a financial crisis.
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