New book: Inventing Value

Inventing Value: The Social Construction of Monetary Worth. Dave Elder-Vass, Cambridge University Press 2022. Value is central to the market sectors of the contemporary economy, yet the best-established theories of value fail to expose how it operates and how it is manipulated for profit. This book begins to reconstruct the …

CFP: Critical finance studies conference, 2023

Critical finance studies conference 2023. Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Crete, 21-23 June. The Critical Finance Studies conference goes to Crete next year. The 2023 conference will take place at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno. The organisers are encouraging work that “seeks to engage finance in new and critical …

Special issue: Structural power of finance meets financialization

Politics & Society, vol. 50 no. 4 (2022). Edited by Florence Dafe, Sandy Brian Hager, Natalya Naqvi, and Leon Wansleben. With contributions from the editors, Ayca Zayim, Lena Rethel, Elsa Clara Massoc, Benjamin Braun, and Manolis Kalaitzake.   The contributions to this special issue engage with how decades of financialization …

Special issue: Recentering central banks

Economy and Society, vol. 51 no. 4 (2022). Edited by Nathan Coombs and Matthias Thiemann. With contributions from the editors, Jacqueline Best, Edin Ibrocevic, Stephanie Mudge and Antoine Vauchez, and Hirokazu Miyazaki and Annelise Riles. This special issue argues that to make sense of the increased prominence of central banks …

Special issue: FinTech in Africa

Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 15 no. 4 (2022). Edited by Paul Langley and Daivi Rodima-Taylor. With contributions from the editors, Andrew Leyshon, Vincent Guermond, Abbi Kedir and Euphrasie Kouame, Rob Aitken, and more. Applications of digital technologies to retail money and finance have gathered pace across the globe over …

New article: The role of the Fed during the crisis of 1974

Caught between frontstage and backstage: The failure of the Federal Reserve to halt rule evasion in the financial crisis of 1974. Pierre-Christian Fink. American Sociological Review, OnlineFirst (2022). Rule evasion by companies is a major driver of change in contemporary market societies. Recent research holds that periods of market instability …

Special issue: Capitalizing Africa – High finance from below

Africa, vol. 92 no. 4 (2022). Edited by James Christopher Mizes and Kevin P. Donovan. With contributions from the editors, Anna-Riikka Kauppinen, Rundong Ning, Christina Tekie Collins, and more. In this issue, we place the geography of African finance today in a different frame: our approach links the flow of …

Postdoc opportunities at Max Planck

The Max Planck Institute in Cologne is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in the following areas: Political Economy (Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro) ƒEconomic Sociology (Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert) Sociology of Public Finances and Debt (Dr Leon Wansleben) Posts are expected to start on 1 September or 1 October 2023. The deadline …

Visiting researcher positions at Max Planck

The Max Planck Institute in Cologne is inviting applications for its Visiting Researchers Program. Our Visiting Researchers Program is intended for researchers from the fields of economic sociology and comparative and international political economy and offers stays generally ranging from 2 to 12 months. Applications are welcome from professors based …

CFP: Democracy and finance, Feb 2023

Democracy and finance: An interdisciplinary conference. Graduate Institute Geneva, 16-17 February 2023. Carlo Edoardo Altamura and Seung Woo Kim are organizing a conference next year on the theme of democracy and finance. The conference, to be held at the Graduate Institute Geneva, wishes to investigate from an interdisciplinary perspective the …