CFP: Women, money and markets, June 2020

Women, money, and markets (1600-1900). University of Zurich, 10-12 June 2020 Barbara Straumann and her colleagues at the University of Zurich are hosting another conference on women, money, and markets next year. As in previous years, the conference will address women’s relationship to money and their participation in trade, banking, …

FSN 2019: Programme available

Intersections of finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December. Full conference programme now available here. Limited places left; register to attend here.  

Two events on finance and war/security at UvA

Next week the University of Amsterdam will be hosting two events on the ‘finance-security nexus’. Both are organized by Marieke de Goede and Carola Westermeier as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant project, FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial, with support from the Amsterdam Center for European Studies …

PhD in Political Theory of Financial Debt at UvA

The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for a funded PhD position on the theme of financial debt. The position is part of a broader research project, ‘A New Normative Framework for Financial Debt’: Society is drowning in financial debts. But it is unclear …

Public lecture: Ronen Palan, 11 Dec

Public lecture: Ronen Palan, ‘Arbitrage power and the vanishing financial firm’. City, University of London, 11 December 2019. On the eve of Intersections 2019, Ronen Palan will be giving a public lecture on the theme of corporate agency. The event is open to all, free of charge, and will be followed …

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 …