My PhD Thesis on Minsky and Financial Instability

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A num­ber of blog mem­bers have not­ed that they’d like to have my PhD the­sis on Min­sky avail­able, as well as my more recent papers on finan­cial insta­bil­i­ty and endoge­nous mon­ey.

As a first step, here is a link to my PhD the­sis. It’s writ­ten in my usu­al style, though because it’s equa­tion heavy, it would­n’t qual­i­fy as bed­time read­ing. Ear­ly next week I hope to reor­gan­ise my Research Page to have most of my aca­d­e­m­ic papers acces­si­ble there, and struc­tured accord­ing to top­ic.

I have also final­ly begun work on Finance and Eco­nom­ic Break­down for Edward Elgar Pub­lish­ers, which I hope to com­plete by late next year and have pub­lished in 2011. That will be my “mag­num opus” devel­op­ment of Min­sky’s Finan­cial Insta­bil­i­ty Hypoth­e­sis, and of course my analy­sis of the GFC. It will be in a much more acces­si­ble for­mat than this thesis–all equa­tions con­fined to Appen­dices, and tab­u­lar and flow­chart (read sys­tems engi­neer­ing) expo­si­tions of mod­els in the text.

That’s the good news; the bad news is that, with this major writ­ing and research­ing task on my plate, I won’t be as able to respond to blog posts as I cur­rent­ly am. But I’ll do my best, and Debt­watch will remain active as the book is writ­ten. At the very least, I’ll pub­lish the month­ly Debt­watch Report on the first Mon­day of the month.

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