Aims and scope

Following the success of MAFIN 2009 (first edition) and of MAFIN 2010 (second edition), the Third Edition of the International Workshop on Managing Financial Instability in Capitalist Economies (MAFIN 2012) will be organized in Genoa (Italy) on September 19 - 21, 2012.

The general purpose of the MAFIN workshop series is to discuss the role of the financial sector in determining economic stability, innovation and growth and to devise policies for preventing a major financial crisis and to improve the resilience of the economy.

The MAFIN 2012 edition will welcome in particular contributions on the following topics:
  • Financialization and inequality
  • Financial innovation, systemic risk and macroprudential regulation
  • Debt and asset bubbles, deleveraging and business cycles
  • Euro sovereign debt crisis
  • Functional finance and modern monetary theory
  • Modes of financing innovation and growth

Unorthodox methodological approaches will be appreciated, e.g. agent-based modeling and simulation, flow-of-fund analyses and stock-flow consistent modelling, networks economics, statistical equilibrium techniques, institutional and evolutionary economics perspectives, data mining techniques.

The workshop is partially supported by COST Action IS0902 on  “Systemic Risks, Financial Crises and Credit - the roots, dynamics and consequences of the Subprime Crisis” and by the University of Genoa.