New book: The fall and rise of American finance

The Fall and Rise of American Finance: From JP Morgan to BlackRock. Stephen Maher and Scott Aquanno, Verso 2024. This book tells the story of financial power in American capitalism, from the collapse of the J.P. Morgan’s vast empire to the rise of finance behemoth BlackRock. It traces the making …

Press release: F&S – New to Cambridge for 2024

Press release from Cambridge University Press. 8 December 2023.   Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that it will publish Finance and Society from January 2024, in partnership with the Finance and Society Network.   Finance and Society is a cross-disciplinary journal dedicated to interrogating the central role of …

Workshop CFP: Capitalization and the start-up economy, June 2024

Capitalization and the start-up economy: Critical perspectives on innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism. University of Lausanne, 20-21 June 2024. Loïc Riom (Lausanne) and Tanja Schneider (St-Gallen) are organising a workshop on capitalization and the start-up economy, to be held at the University of Lausanne in June next year. Keynotes include …

PhD positions at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking doctoral students to join a research group on wealth and social inequality. The Research Focus investigates continuity and discontinuity in wealth, especially from a sociological perspective. Institutions, mechanisms, and practices that sustain the retention of wealth over the …

New book: Taming the cycles of finance

Taming the Cycles of Finance? Central Banks and the Macro-prudential Shift in Financial Regulation. Matthias Thiemann, Cambridge University Press 2023. Macroprudential regulation is a set of economic and policy tools that aim to mitigate risk in the financial and banking systems. It was largely developed in response to the financial …

Forthcoming book: Central bank capitalism

Central Bank Capitalism: Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis. Joscha Wullweber, Stanford University Press 2024. Today’s global financial system bears little resemblance to what it was at the end of the twentieth century. Shadow banking—financial activity taking place outside existing regulatory frameworks—has grown so important that it now serves as …

Political economy of finance summer school, June 2024

Political economy of finance summer school. Brown University, 17-21 June 2024. The Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs at Brown University is running a summer school next year on the political economy of finance, organized by Benjamin Braun (Max Planck) and Mark Blyth (Brown). Who will finance the green …

Launch: UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies

Launching the UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies. Institute of Advanced Studies, London, UK, 20 October 2023, 17.00-19.00.       The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies is launching a new research centre, the Centre for Capitalism Studies. The launch event features renowned artist Hito Steyerl, the pre-eminent economist Professor Ha-Joon Chang and commentary …

News: Finance and Society relaunches with CUP

Finance and Society relaunches with Cambridge University Press. The editors are delighted to announce the official relaunch of Finance and Society as a Cambridge University Press journal. Finance and Society promotes the analysis of finance as a set of powerful institutions and widely diffused logics of organisation, valuation, and distribution …

Postdoctoral research scholarship at Columbia Money and Finance Idea Lab

The Money and Finance Idea Lab at Columbia University is inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral research scholar. This Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be embedded in the idea lab on “Money and Finance,” which explores the relation of money and finance both in theoretical terms and in institutional configurations, including …