Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

East Asia and the politics of global finance: a developmental challenge to the neoliberal consensus?

Pape, Fabian and Petry, Johannes (2023) East Asia and the politics of global finance: a developmental challenge to the neoliberal consensus? Review of International Political Economy. ISSN 0969-2290

[img] Text (Pape_east-asia-and-the-politics-of-global-finance--published) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (3MB)

Identification Number: 10.1080/09692290.2023.2170445

Abstract

Recent IPE scholarship locates the key dynamics of financial globalization in two areas: public money flows between the US and Asia, or private banking flows between the US and Europe. This dichotomy presents the globalization of private finance as firmly anchored within transatlantic, neoliberal financial norms. We argue that this creates a blind spot regarding the growing role of East Asian finance within the global financial system. Combining CPE insights on institutional characteristics of Asian financial systems with a macro-financial analysis of the global financial system, this paper analyzes the global implications of the geographic shift towards East Asia. First, we demonstrate the growing importance of East Asia for global macro-financial flows, actors and markets that goes beyond the rise of China. Second, we explore how the institutional arrangements that underpin Asian financial systems differ significantly from transatlantic finance. By investigating the growing importance of global investors in Asian markets and Asian investors in global markets, we explore how the shift towards East Asia introduces a growing role of developmental characteristics within global finance. This calls for a reconsideration of conventional analyses of the global financial system which often assume its role as a force of neoliberal globalization.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rrip20
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 13:51
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118296

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics