Aims and scope

Following the success of MAFIN09 (first edition), the Second Edition of the International Workshop on Managing Financial Instability in Capitalist Economies (MAFIN 2010) is going to be organized again in Reykjavik (Iceland), on September 23 - 25, 2010.

The purpose of this workshop series is to discuss new modeling paradigms in financial economics to understand the causes of the great financial crisis and design new public intervention policies aimed at recovering a capitalist economy from deep recession caused by a credit crunch or collapse in assets value.

The MAFIN 2010 edition will be particularly focused on the following topics:
  • Agent-based modeling and simulation of endogenous financial instability
  • Institutional and evolutionary economics perspectives to financial crises
  • Systemic risk in a credit network economy
  • Sovereign debt crises and European monetary union management
Researchers are also invited to submit papers to related topics, such as behavioral finance and economics, evolutionary political economy, financial Keynesianism and financial fragility, financial engineering and innovation, financial regulation, statistical physics approach to economics and econophsyics.

Submitted papers will be selected for presentations by Scientific Committee members after a double-blind review process.