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Central European Management Journal

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Year 2013 
Volume 21 
Issue 2

The Crisis of 2007–2009 and Information Gaps in the Financial Sector

Włodzimierz Siwiński
Kozminski University

2013 21 (2) Central European Management Journal

DOI 10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.55


Purpose: The paper aims at identifying the major information gaps related to the financial sector that have emerged during the last years, including the explanation of the reasons and consequences of these gaps.

Methodology: The analysis is conducted using the descriptive methodology based on real developments in the financial sector. This analysis identifies substantial institutional changes within the financial sector combined with the introduction of new financial instruments that significantly increased information gaps related to financial developments.

Findings: We found that one of the main reasons for the breakdown in the financial liquidity market was the sudden buildup of a systemic risk caused, among other things, by substantial information gaps and limitations in the transparency of financial markets. The low transparency of the financial markets has been caused by institutional changes and new financial instruments introduced within the financial sector. They were introduced by the financial institutions themselves to facilitate very risky financial activities that were very profitable for them in the short term, but – as it occurred – very disruptive for the whole financial system and the whole economy in the longer term.

Research limitations: The analysis is limited only to the consideration of the causes and consequences of statistical gaps substantially reducing the transparency of the financial sector. A more comprehensive project should also explore and provide an appropriate proposal for remedy data and – even more important – a proposal to setup a macroprudential policy framework.

Originality: The original contribution of the paper is the link between specific institutional changes within the financial sector as well as new financial instruments and the emergence of particular information gaps.

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Siwiński, Włodzimierz (2013). Siwiński, W.. (2013). The Crisis of 2007–2009 and Information Gaps in the Financial Sector. Central European Management Journal, 21(2), 6-22. https://doi.org/10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.55 (Original work published 2013)

MLA style

Siwiński, Włodzimierz. Siwiński, W.. “The Crisis Of 2007–2009 And Information Gaps In The Financial Sector”. 2013. Central European Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, 2013, pp. 6-22.

Chicago style

Siwiński, Włodzimierz. Siwiński, Włodzimierz . “The Crisis Of 2007–2009 And Information Gaps In The Financial Sector”. Central European Management Journal, Central European Management Journal, 21, no. 2 (2013): 6-22. doi:10.7206/mba.ce.2084-3356.55.