Financialization Explainer

Financialization is an economic paradigm where the conversion of real economic value into financial instruments and their exchange within the financial system comes to dominate economic institutions, activity and value creation.  Through financialization, the financial industry converts any work product, physical asset or service to an exchangeable financial instrument, that can be traded, speculated upon and ultimately managed through the financial system. As Professor Geta Krippner has stated it, financialization is the “Pattern of accumulation in which profit making occurs inc