Visiting fellowships at MaxPo, Paris

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is welcoming applications from senior academics for research stays of approximately two months at Sciences Po in the heart of Paris. Established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris, MaxPo is a …

Doctoral fellowship at MaxPo, Paris

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris is inviting applications for a doctoral fellowship in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris, to commence in September 2021. We welcome original and independent proposals on topics situated in economic sociology, …

CFP: Reading economics as political theory, 2021

Reading economics as political theory. Sciences Po Paris, 17-18 June 2021. Oliver Kessler, Samuel Knafo and Matthias Thiemann are organising a workshop on the politics of economic theory, to be held at Science Po next June. In this workshop, we want to build on these insights and pursue the idea …

Webinar: Financing the future we want, 7 Oct

Financing the future we want: From a green recovery to a just transition. TNI webinar, 7 October 2020, 16.00-17.30 CET. COVID-19 has plunged much of the world into the biggest recession in over a century with devastating impacts for developing countries with little resources to combat a pandemic on this …

New book: Comedy and Crisis

Comedy and Crisis: Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720. Joyce Goggin and Frans de Bruyn, Liverpool University Press 2020. Comedy and Crisis contains the first ever scholarly English translation of Pieter Langendijk’s ‘Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders’ [Quincampoix of de Windhandelaars], and ‘Harlequin Stock-Jobber’ [Arlequin Actionist]. …

New book: The Asset Economy

The Asset Economy: Property Ownership and the New Logic of Inequality. Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings, Polity Press 2020. Rising inequality is the defining feature of our age. With the lion’s share of wealth growth going to the top, for a growing percentage of society a middle-class existence is out …

New podcast: The Order of Unmanageable Risks

The order of unmanageable risks: A podcast about capitalism and anxiety. Anxious.community. Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou have launched a new research podcast in collaboration with the Common Anxieties Research Project. Episodes and more information on the project available here.   Capitalism has always depended on anxiety to control the …

CFP: Special issue on ‘Financialisation’

Special issue on ‘Financialisation’. To be published in the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. A new political economy journal, REPE, has put out a call for a special issue on the topic of financialisation. The special issue will be edited by Anastasia Nesvetailova, Stefano Sgambati, and Engelbert Stockhammer, and aims …

New book: Edited collection on ‘Assetization’

Assetization: Turning Things into Assets in Technoscientific Capitalism. Edited by Kean Birch and Fabian Muniesa, MIT Press 2020. In this book, scholars from a range of disciplines argue that the asset—meaning anything that can be controlled, traded, and capitalized as a revenue stream—has become the primary basis of technoscientific capitalism. …

Virtual event: Derivatives and recycling, 29 July

Building a market for exchange-traded derivatives for recyclables. Virtual event, 29 July 2020, 09.00-12.00 EST. Can financial innovations and markets can be forces for helping to protect our environment? Jordan Hall of Rowan University, New Jersey, has organised a free online event to discuss the potential for exchange-traded derivatives, such …