Annual conference: Keynote speakers announced

Futures of finance and society, 2018. University of Edinburgh, 6-7 December. We are delighted to announce three confirmed keynote addresses for this year’s FSN conference in Edinburgh. A fourth will be announced shortly.   Finance studies twenty years after Callon Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh Financial citizenship: Experts, publics, and the …

Forthcoming book: ‘The Time of Money’

The Time of Money. Lisa Adkins, Stanford University Press 2018. Speculation is often associated with financial practices, but The Time of Money makes the case that it not be restricted to the financial sphere. It argues that the expansion of finance has created a distinctive social world, one that demands …

New article: ‘Finance, social value, and the rhetoric of GDP’

Finance, social value, and the rhetoric of GDP. By Jacob Assa. In: Finance and Society, EarlyView (2018). The global financial crisis is usually seen as a failure of neoclassical economic theory and neoliberal policy, but it also represented an epistemological failure. Forecasters who missed the crisis neglected to include the financial sector …