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, …

F&S: Open call for submissions and proposals

Open call for submissions and proposals. Finance and Society, 2021 onward. The editors of Finance and Society have issued an open call for submissions and proposals: Since launching in 2015, Finance and Society has provided a platform for innovative research on finance from across the social sciences and humanities. In …

F&S announce expanded editorial team

The editors of the Finance and Society journal have announced a new, expanded editorial team: As Finance and Society enters a new growth and development phase during 2021-22, we are proud to announce that five new editors are joining the journal: Sandy Hager, Adam Hayes, Emily Rosamond, Leon Wansleben, and …

New article: Making a blockchain ecosystem in the Netherlands

The market, the regulator, and the government: Making a blockchain ecosystem in the Netherlands. Inês Faria. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). This article presents a socio-anthropological analysis of the formation of a business ecosystem around blockchain technology in the Netherlands, within the broader context of the European Union and the digital …

New article: ‘The aporetic financialisation of insurance liabilities’

The aporetic financialisation of insurance liabilities: Reserving under Solvency II. Charalampos Fytros. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). The valuation of insurance liabilities has traditionally been dealt with by actuaries, who closely monitored underlying illiquid features, assumed a long-term perspective, and exercised their own subjective, expert judgment. However, the new EU regulatory …

New essay: ‘Passive nihilism and ontotheology’

Passive nihilism and ontotheology: A reply to Husbands on derivative temporality. Austin Hayden Smidt. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). Conor Husbands’ defense and expansion of Elena Esposito’s temporality of finance is a much-needed intervention. However, in this response essay, I will show a few of the fundamental weaknesses of Esposito’s project, …

New article: ‘Assets need audiences’

Assets need audiences: How venture capitalists boost valuations by recruiting investors to asset circles. Dave Elder-Vass. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). Narratives and conventions have received considerable attention in recent discussions the valuation of financial assets. Narratives and , however, can only be effective to the extent that they attract and …

Just published: F&S vol. 6 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 6 no. 2 (2020).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 6, number 2. The issue includes research articles by Fabian Muniesa and Liliana Doganova on the ‘time that money requires’ and Conor Husbands on the temporality of …

New article: ‘The time that money requires’

The time that money requires: Use of the future and critique of the present in financial valuation. Fabian Muniesa and Liliana Doganova. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). The future is persistently considered in the sociology of finance from two divergent, problematic angles. The first approach consists in supplementing financial reasoning with …

Book review: ‘The value of transactions in the new data economy’

The value of transactions in the new data economy. Carola Westermeier. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2020). Along with tools for video-calls, cashless payment has been among one of the technologies that gained new momentum during the global pandemic. While paying with a credit or debit card has been an everyday practice …