Publications

This 2010 volume analyses the past three decades of global financial integration and governance, offering a coherent and policy-relevant overview. State-of-the-art research from an interdisciplinary group of scholars illuminates the economic, political and social issues at the heart of devising an effective and legitimate financial system. The contributors argue that developing effective, legitimate financial governance requires enhancing public versus private authority through broader stakeholder representation, ensuring more acceptable policy outcomes.

 

Global financial markets stood at the edge of the abyss after the default of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. This 2010 volume analyses the causes of this crisis arguing that: (i) markets are institutionally embedded; (ii) financialisation has increased the importance of finance vis-a-vis the real economy; and (iii) decisions and nondecisions of policymakers were key in the developments leading to the crisis. This unique Dutch-language volume of scholarly work on the political economy of financial markets emphasises that a more thorough public debate on the financial system is needed.

The Great Financial Crisis has put the inherent challenges posed by global financial markets in a multilevel governance setting in sharp relief. It prominently raised the question what explains the relationship between market structure and patterns of governance? This 2011 PhD thesis argues that both public and private actors exert agency on markets and in the policymaking process in a simultaneous fashion, offering a innovative explanation for the dynamics of the global financial system.

 

Articles

Book chapters

  • Blom, J. ‘Banking’ in: Mugge, D.K. (ed.), Europe and the governance of global finance, Oxford University Press, 2014
  • Underhill, G.R.D. & J. Blom, ‘The International Financial Architecture: plus ça change…?’, in: Mayntz, R. (ed.), Crisis and Control. Institutional Change in Financial Market Regulation, Campus Verlag (MPIfG book series), 2012
  • Underhill, G.R.D., Blom, J. & D. Mügge, ‘Introduction, the challenges and prospects of global financial integration’ in: Underhill, G.R.D., Blom, J. & D. Mügge (eds), Global financial integration thirty years on, from reform to crisis, Cambridge University Press, 2010 p. 1-22
  • Mügge, D., G.R.D. Underhill & J. Blom, ‘Conclusion, whither global financial governance after the crisis?’ in: Underhill, G.R.D., Blom, J. & D. Mügge (eds), Global financial integration thirty years on, from reform to crisis, Cambridge University Press, 2010, p. 304-315
  • Blom, J., ‘De politieke economie van het financiële system: het spel van markt, macht en crises’ [The political economy of the financial system: the game of markets, power and crises], in: Blom, J. (ed.), De kredietcrisis – een politiek economisch perspectief’, Amsterdam University Press, 2010, p. 11-38
  • Blom, J., ‘Banken in crisis: sterker toezicht of beter bankieren?’ [Banks in crisis: strengthened supervision or better banking?], in: Blom, J. (ed.), De kredietcrisis – een politiek economisch perspectief’, Amsterdam University Press, 2010, p. 111-142

Other

  • Underhill, G.R.D. & J. Blom, Global financial integration, twin crises, and the enduring search for financial stability, CEPR policy report, 2013
  • ‘Book review of Rittberger, V. & M. Nettesheim (eds), Authority in the Global Political Economy’, Comparative Sociology, 2010 (vol 9), p. 548 – 550
  • ‘Governance pattern and market structure: the case of banking supervision under the Basel Capital Accords’, GARNET Working Paper, no. 66/09, June 2009
  • ‘Book review of Peet, R. (2007), Geography of power, the making of global economic policy’, Comparative Sociology, 2009 (vol 8), p. 626 – 628
  • ‘Book review of Mosley, L. (2003), Global capital and national governments’, Comparative Sociology, 2006 (vol 5), p. 407 – 409