New essay: Platform economies beyond the North-South divide

Platform economies: Beyond the North-South divide. Janet Roitman. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2023). Platform economies are depicted as the foundation for a new era of economic production. This transpires through the incorporation of digital technologies and algorithmic operations into the heart of economic and financial practices. However, different assumptions are made …

CFS 2023: Deadline extended

Critical finance studies conference 2023. Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Crete, 21-23 June. The deadline for this year’s Critical Finance Studies conference has been extended by two weeks. The new deadline for submissions is 15 February 2023. Confirmed keynote addresses: Teresa Heffernan on ‘AI as the New Oil’ Paul Langley on …

CFP: BISA-IPEG annual workshop, 2023

BISA-IPEG annual workshop, 2023. King’s College London, 11-12 May. The BISA-IPEG annual workshop this year will take place in London on theme of ‘Building Solidarity in Times of Permacrisis’. Capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy have always produced and have fed upon crises. Yet the multi- layered and mutually amplifying crises we …

New book: The rise of central banks

The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism. Leon Wansleben, Harvard University Press 2023. While central banks have gained remarkable influence over the past fifty years, promising more stability, global finance has gone from crisis to crisis. How do we explain this development? Drawing on original sources ignored …

FSN 2023: Conference CFP open

Intersections of finance and society, 2023. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 14-15 September. We are delighted to announce that the FSN conference next year will take place in Brussels, Belgium. The call for papers is now open and can be found here. With inflation and interest rates on the rise, the age …

New article: International property consultants in São Paulo

Globalizing financial valuation: International property consultants in São Paulo. Lucia Shimbo, Daniel Sanfelici. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2023). International property consultants (IPCs) have become key intermediaries in the globalization of property markets by providing a range of services that generate transparency and comparability in land and property-based investments. While their role …

New book: History of stock market advice

Invested: How Three Centuries of Stock Market Advice Reshaped Our Money, Markets, and Minds. Edited by Paul Crosthwaite, Peter Knight, Nicky Marsh, Helen Paul, and James Taylor, University of Chicago Press 2022. Who hasn’t wished for a surefire formula for riches and a ticket to the good life? For three …

New book: States and the masters of capital

States and the Masters of Capital: Sovereign Lending, Old and New. Quentin Bruneau, Columbia University Press 2022. Today, states’ ability to borrow private capital depends on stringent evaluations of their creditworthiness. While many presume that this has long been the case, Quentin Bruneau argues that it is a surprisingly recent …

New article: Central banks and the problem of climate change

Beyond market neutrality? Central banks and the problem of climate change. Matthias Thiemann, Tim Büttner, Oliver Kessler. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Starting with a landmark speech by Mark Carney on the ‘Tragedy of the Horizon’ in 2015, climate change entered central banking discourse, causing some of its key convictions to …

Just published: F&S vol. 8 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 8 no. 2 (2022).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 8, number 2. The issue includes a major new editorial statement on the future of finance and society studies, based on a joint meeting of the editorial team and …