Intersections of finance and society

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Conference on ‘Intersections of finance and society’
To be held on 3-4 November 2016 at City University London, UK
For more information visit the conference website.


Recent years have seen a growth in innovative research on finance across the humanities and social sciences. Following on from the success of the ‘social studies of finance’ approach and the new literature on ‘financialisation’, scholars are taking up the challenge of theorising money and finance beyond the conceptual constraints of orthodox economic theory, with different research agendas emerging under various new monikers. This two-day conference aims to bring these approaches into closer dialogue, identifying new synergies between heterodox political economy and various sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives on the intersections of finance and society.

Keynote speakers include Nigel Dodd (London School of Economics), Elena Esposito(University of Modena-Reggio Emilia), Perry Mehrling (Columbia University), and Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University London).

We aim to publish a selection of the papers as special issues in Finance and Society and will communicate further details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, those who would like to be considered for these should aim to have a draft of an original paper ready by 1 October 2016.

The conference is organised in association with the Social Studies of Finance Research Network at the University of Sydney and the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University London, with support from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Department of International Politics at City University London.