Chris Jefferis

Derivative markets, Securitization, Post-Keynesian economics

Chris Jefferis was awarded his PhD in 2014. His PhD thesis “The Dialectics of Liquidity Crisis: an interpretation of the financial crisis of 2007-08,” which was an analysis of the application of Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis to the crisis of 2007-08, is due to be published by Routledge in 2015. In 2006 he worked on a research project with Professor Frank Stilwell on securitization and financial instability in Australia and was the lead author of a case study looking at the Australian investment bank Macquarie Bank. This article titled “Private finance for public infrastructure: the case of Macquarie Bank” was published in the Journal of Australian Political Economy. He has also published articles about finance in the South Atlantic Quarterly in a joint publication with Professor Dick Bryan and Dr. Mike Rafferty and forthcoming in the Journal of Cultural Economy. Chris will contribute research to this project mapping out the money flows in China’s derivative and securitization markets and to analysis of liquidity dynamics.