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The Financial Services Industry And Society: The Role Of Incentives/Punishments, Moral Hazard, And Conflicts Of Interests In The 2008 Financial Crisis, Noel Murray, Ajay K. Manrai, Lalita Ajay Manrai Jan 2017

The Financial Services Industry And Society: The Role Of Incentives/Punishments, Moral Hazard, And Conflicts Of Interests In The 2008 Financial Crisis, Noel Murray, Ajay K. Manrai, Lalita Ajay Manrai

Business Faculty Articles and Research

Purpose

This paper aims to present an analysis of the role of financial incentives, moral hazard and conflicts of interests leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Design/methodology/approach

The study’s analysis has identified common structural flaws throughout the securitization food chain. These structural flaws include inappropriate incentives, the absence of punishment, moral hazard and conflicts of interest. This research sees the full impact of these structural flaws when considering their co-occurrence throughout the financial system. The authors address systemic defects in the securitization food chain and examine the inter-relationships among homeowners, mortgage originators, investment banks and investors ...


The Goals Of Finance And Their Instrumentality In Democratizing Wealth, Anna M. Whiteman Apr 2013

The Goals Of Finance And Their Instrumentality In Democratizing Wealth, Anna M. Whiteman

Honors Theses (PPE)

Over time, individuals have used tools of finance to increase their own personal and familial holdings, to seek education, and to begin gaining equity stakes in their own homes, among other pursuits. Corporations have used finance to capitalize new business ventures, to provide funds for investment in research and development, and to expand into new markets. Finance, through its various instruments and practices, has thus enabled people to make manifest their ambitions and has allowed creative ideas to flourish in competitive markets. Finance, in essence, serves as the organizing principle that provides for vigorous economic activity and wealth generation in ...