Money, Finance, Trade and Development

The "Money, Finance, Trade and Development" research cluster seeks to analyse the causes of the recent financial crisis and outline suitable paths to restoring an international macroeconomic balance. Basing its approach in economics and the legal sciences, the cluster aims to develop instruments and methodologies for tackling economic crises and facilitating the stability of the global economy. By including EU Member States, OECD Member countries and the developing and threshold countries in their analysis, the researchers hope to contribute to the current global discussion surrounding the structure and regulation of financial markets and the need to recast the relationship between the market and the state. The research conducted by this cluster is guided by the search for concrete measures with which to stabilise financial markets, promote steady growth and encourage sustainable development in both developed and developing economies.