Special issue: ‘The institutional logic of property inflation’

Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, vol. 53 no. 3 (2021). Edited by Lisa Adkins and Martijn Konings. With contributions from Josh Ryan-Collins, Brett Christophers, Rachel Weber, and more. This special issue aims to shed light on the causes and consequences of several decades of property price inflation … …

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 book: The Spirit of French Capitalism

The Spirit of French Capitalism: Economic Theology in the Age of Enlightenment. Charly Coleman, Stanford University Press 2021. How did the economy become bound up with faith in infinite wealth creation and obsessive consumption? Drawing on the economic writings of eighteenth-century French theologians, historian Charly Coleman uncovers the surprising influence …

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 …

Libidinal economies 2021: Workshop programme

Libidinal economies of contemporary capitalism, 2021. Online workshop, 15-16 April. The full workshop programme is now available here. This will be a closed event but there is limited scope for some non-presenting attendees. If you are interested in joining in this capacity, please get in touch with Amin Samman (amin.samman.1@city.ac.uk) …

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, …

Online panel: Covid-19 and the new temporal order of capitalism

A window into chaos? Covid-19 and the new temporal order of capitalism. UCL/IAS online event, 26 January 2021, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm GMT. The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is running an online panel discussion on global capitalism in Covid times. How do our late capitalist societies imagine their future …

CFP: Impacts of finance session at SSA 2021

Session on ‘Impacts of finance and financing of impacts’. Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) in Geneva, 28-30 June 2021. Colleagues at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) are organising a paper session on economic sociology and impact financing in Geneva this year as part of SSA 2021. We welcome …