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Joseph Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199288143.001.0001

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A Formal Approach: Capital Market Failures

A Formal Approach: Capital Market Failures

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(p.188) 11 A Formal Approach: Capital Market Failures
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Stability with Growth
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Joseph E. Stiglitz (Contributor Webpage)

José Antonio Ocampo (Contributor Webpage)

Shari Spiegel

Ricardo Ffrench-Davis (Contributor Webpage)

Deepak Nayyar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199288143.003.0011

Underlying the failure of CML was an overly simple model that assumed efficient and complete markets. There are, however, problems with externalities and weak or absent insurance markets, especially in developing countries, that these models did not consider. This chapter focuses on major categories of ‘market failures’. It examines the direct externalities associated with capital flows, and looks at how capital market liberalization can exacerbate the problems posed by coordination failures and broader macroeconomic failures. It also looks at the effect of imperfect information on investor behavior and the market failures associated with capital markets. It concludes with a discussion of the major objectives of government intervention.

Keywords:   capital market liberalization, market failures, externalities, incomplete insurance markets, coordination failures, imperfect information, investor behavior, government intervention

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