CFP: Digitalisation and alternative monetary and financial spaces, 2022

Digitalisation and creation of alternative monetary and financial spaces. Université Grenoble Alpes, 9-10 June 2022. Researchers from Université Grenoble Alpes, Université de Genève and Université de Lausanne are organising a workshop on the theme of digitalisation and monetary-financial alternatives: This two-day workshop proposes an exploration of the intersection between digitalisation …

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 …

CITYPERC seminar: Financialisation after the pandemic, 9 Dec

Financialisation reinforced: The dual legacy of the covid pandemic. CITYPERC online seminar, 9 December 2021, 17.30–19.00 GMT. The City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) is running an online public seminar on the financial implications of covid-19. How has Covid-19 affected the power of finance? New research by Photis Lysandrou argues …

IHR seminar: History in financial times, 11 Nov

History in financial times. IHR Philosophy of History Seminar, 11 November 2021, 17.30–19.00 GMT. FSN chair Amin Samman will be speaking at the Philosophy of History Seminar Series, run by the Institute for Historical Research (IHR) at the School of Advanced Study in London. The event will take place online. …

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 …

Webinar series: Currency and empire

Currency and Empire Sawyer Seminars. Online, Sept-Nov 2021. The Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School is running a webinar series on monetary policy, race, and power. Grappling with the multifaceted interrelationships between currency and empire requires lines of inquiry that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries and that draw on …

Forthcoming book: Speculative Communities

Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, University of Chicago Press 2021. In Speculative Communities, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou examines the ways that speculation has moved beyond financial markets to shape fundamental aspects of our social and political lives. As ordinary people make exceptional decisions, such as the …

D-Econ Database Launch

The D-Econ Database. Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Network. The D-Econ Network has launched a new database to address discrimination in perceptions of economic expertise: The D-Econ Database is an online resource showcasing research of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds taking non-mainstream approaches to economics. The aim of the database is to increase …

Research fellowship at EUI, Florence

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence, is inviting applications for a research fellowship attached to a funded project on the memory of financial crisis: This project explores the extent to which the memory or absence of memory, of previous financial crises can explain …

New podcast series: Conspiracy games and counter-games

New podcast series about conspiracy games and counter-games. Conspiracy.games. Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou have launched the second season of their podcast series, The Order of Unmanageable Risks. Episodes and more information on the project available here.   Conspiracy fantasies plague our world, yet our responses to them are woefully …