New essay: World monies or money-worlds

World monies or money-worlds: A new perspective on cryptocurrencies and their moneyness. Adam Hayes. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). This essay makes the case that current debates about the ‘moneyness’ of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are occurring at the incorrect scale. Rather than being some form of trans-national digital money to …

Webinar series: Currency and empire

Currency and Empire Sawyer Seminars. Online, Sept-Nov 2021. The Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School is running a webinar series on monetary policy, race, and power. Grappling with the multifaceted interrelationships between currency and empire requires lines of inquiry that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries and that draw on …

Forthcoming book: Speculative Communities

Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, University of Chicago Press 2021. In Speculative Communities, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou examines the ways that speculation has moved beyond financial markets to shape fundamental aspects of our social and political lives. As ordinary people make exceptional decisions, such as the …

D-Econ Database Launch

The D-Econ Database. Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Network. The D-Econ Network has launched a new database to address discrimination in perceptions of economic expertise: The D-Econ Database is an online resource showcasing research of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds taking non-mainstream approaches to economics. The aim of the database is to increase …

Research fellowship at EUI, Florence

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence, is inviting applications for a research fellowship attached to a funded project on the memory of financial crisis: This project explores the extent to which the memory or absence of memory, of previous financial crises can explain …

New podcast series: Conspiracy games and counter-games

New podcast series about conspiracy games and counter-games. Conspiracy.games. Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou have launched the second season of their podcast series, The Order of Unmanageable Risks. Episodes and more information on the project available here.   Conspiracy fantasies plague our world, yet our responses to them are woefully …

Lectureship in Sociology at UCL

The Social Research Institute at University College London is inviting applications for a Lecturer in Sociology, including a possible specialism in Economic Sociology. The deadline for applications is 21 June 2021. For more information, see the full announcement here.

Lectureships at City, University of London

The Department of International Politics at City, University of London, is welcoming applications for 6 Lectureships in International Politics, 3 of which are in the field of International Political Economy. Lecturer in International Political Economy (Development) with a focus on any Global South region; East Asia and South East Asia. …

Just published: F&S vol. 7 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 7 no. 1 (2021).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 7, number 1. The issue includes research articles by Dave Elder-Vass on asset circles, Charalampos Fytros on the financialization of insurance liabilities, Inês Faria on blockchain ecosystems, …

CFP: Critical finance studies online conference, 2021

Critical finance studies online conference 2021. Online conference, 6-8 September. This year the annual Critical Finance Studies conference will again take place online, this time around the theme of ‘Financing a Resilient, Sustainable and Inclusive Global Recovery’. The event is co-organised by the University of Leeds, Tilburg University, and the …