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financialization Line breaks: fi¦nan|cial|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /fɪˌnanʃ(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of financialization in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The process by which financial institutions, markets, etc., increase in size and influence: the rise in personal debt is bound up with the increasing financialization of the economy
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  • It was only in the nineteenth century that industrialization and financialization produced the liquidity we now take for granted.
  • We believe that financial incentives have an important role to play in employee motivation, but the reality of human motivation is more complex than the simpler vision built into the financialization model.
  • Historians observe that financialization is a typical indicator of economic decline.

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