New book: Clickbait capitalism

Clickbait capitalism: Economies of desire in the twenty-first century. Amin Samman and Earl Gammon (eds), Manchester University Press 2023. The notion of ‘clickbait’ speaks to the intersection of money, technology, and desire, suggesting a cunning ruse to profit from unsavoury inclinations of one kind or another. Clickbait capitalism pursues the …

Online seminar series: Political economy of liquidity

Money and finance seminar series: The political economy of liquidity. Online, October-December 2023. The Columbia Center for Political Economy are running a webinar series on the political economy of liquidity hosted by Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School) and Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po). Money and finance are at once deeply imbricated …

PERN salon: Surveillance and capture

Surveillance and capture: An exploration of computational perception. PERN Salon, 19 October 2023, 19.00 EST.     The Platform Economies Research Network (PERN) will be holding the final PERN Salon for 2023 with Alexander Galloway (NYU MCC). Galloway will discuss computational perception through two different operations: surveillance and capture. Here …

FSN 2023: Final programme available

Intersections of finance and society, 2023. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 14-15 September. The final programme for this year’s conference is now available here. There are limited places for those not on the programme who may wish to attend. If you would like to join the conference, please register here. With inflation …

Just published: F&S vol. 9 no. 3

Finance and Society, vol. 9 no. 3 (2023).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 9, number 3, which is a special issue on ‘Volatility in finance, art, and culture’. The issue features an introductory article by guest editors Benjamin Lee and Emily Rosamond, …

News: Finance and Society partners with CUP

Finance and Society to be published by Cambridge University Press. The editors of Finance and Society are delighted to announce that as of January 2024, the journal will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP). Since launching in 2015, Finance and Society has provided a platform for innovative research on finance from …

New interview: Why hedge funds matter

Why hedge funds matter: An interview with Jan Fichtner. Jan Fichtner and Jamie Morgan. real-world economics review, 104 (2023). Hedge funds are not like most other types of investors in contemporary financial markets; they are among the few kinds of actors that are able to move and shake markets from …

New book: Companion to literature and economics

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Economics. Edited by Paul Crosthwaite, Peter Knight, and Nicky Marsh, Cambridge University Press, 2022. In recent years, money, finance, and the economy have emerged as central topics in literary studies. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Economics explains the innovative critical methods that scholars …

FSN 2023: Programme available

Intersections of finance and society, 2023. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 14-15 September. The programme for this year’s conference is now available here. There are limited places available for those not on the programme who may wish to attend. If you would like to join the conference, please register here. With inflation …

Special section: The changing spatial arrangements of global finance

Environment and Planning A, vol. 55 no. 4 (2023). Edited by Sarah Hall, Adam Leaver, Leonard Seabrooke, and Daniel Tischer. With contributions from the editors, Daniela Gabor, Ronen Palan, and more.   The spatial arrangements of global finance have changed significantly over the last 30 years, entangling new actors, relations …