Postdoc opportunity at Erasmus Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy, in the area of philosophy of economics, to contribute to the research theme “Values in Finance”. Within this research theme, members of the core faculty of the Erasmus Initiative will engage in: (i) detailed methodological assessment of finance models …

New article: ‘Financializing authoritarian capitalism’

Financializing authoritarian capitalism: Chinese fintech and the institutional foundations of algorithmic governance. Julian Gruin. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2019). Digital credit scoring is driving a number of significant transformations in Chinese economy and society, catalyzing financial liberalization, deepening financial inclusion, and shifting economic power beyond the previously state-controlled commercial banking system. …

Special issue: ‘Changing tech infrastructures of global finance’

Review of International Political Economy, vol. 26 no. 5 (2019). Edited by Nick Bernards and Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn. With contributions from Marie Langevin, Daivi Rodima-Taylor and William Grimes, Chris Clarke, J.P. Singh, Marcel Goguen and Tony Porter, and Lorenzo Genito. This special issue foregrounds ‘infrastructures’ as a heuristic for injecting nuance …

New book: ‘Taking the Floor’

Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room. Daniel Beunza, Princeton University Press 2019. Debates about financial reform have led to the recognition that a healthy financial system doesn’t depend solely on how it is structured—organizational culture matters as well. Based on extensive research in a …

Forthcoming book: ‘Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature’

Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature. Liam Kennedy and Stephen Shapiro (eds), Dartmouth College Press 2019. Neoliberalism is the rare buzzword that has fully crossed over from academic theorizing into mainstream discussion. This is the first book to examine the ways that US literature has responded to the dominance of our neoliberal …

Workshop: Financing prosperity by dealing with debts, 12 Sep

Financing prosperity by dealing with debts. University College London, 12 September 2019. The Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London is facilitating a one-day workshop next week on contemporary debt problems and possible responses to these. Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:30 – 17:00 BST IAS Common Ground Institute of …

FSN 2019: Final call for papers

Intersections finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December.   The CFP for this year’s FSN conference will close at the end of the month. Last year’s event was a great success and we are anticipating another exciting gathering of scholars working across the full spectrum of ‘finance and …

New book: ‘Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction’

The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction. Paul Crosthwaite, Cambridge University Press 2019. In the twenty-first century, leading publishers are under intense pressure from their conglomerate owners and shareholders to generate growth and profits. This book shows how these pressures have transformed the contemporary novel. Paul Crosthwaite argues that recent British …

FSN 2019: Call for papers open

Intersections of finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December. The call for papers for this year’s conference in London remains open until 1 August 2019 and we are looking forward to receiving innovative paper and panel abstracts from across the full spectrum of ‘finance and society’ studies. Confirmed …

Populist technologies and the new spectacle of finance

Populist technologies and the new spectacle of finance. University College London, 3 July 2019. The final event in the UCL/New School series on Finance and Populism will be a panel discussion on technology featuring Chiara Bottici (New School), Christian Fuchs (Westminster), and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (UCL). Discussion begins at 5pm and will be followed …