New article: Financialized savings in public water governance

Financialized savings in public water governance: An illustrative case study in the arid American West. Christopher Gibson. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2021). How does financialization of the economy impact public governance of natural resources? One way includes a shift in how savings and cash accumulation are understood and practiced within public …

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 …

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 …