‘When models become market infrastructure’ by Taylor Spears

When mathematical models are adopted into new fields, actors within those fields tend to modify them in order to ensure their fit with local practices and infrastructures through a process of ‘translation’. The translation of specific models has been studied, but we know little about how the translation of models into field-specific infrastructures shapes subsequent […]

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Cinema, Finance & Society
The Afterlives of Finance Film in the Digital Public Sphere by Constantin Parvulescu

“Once upon a time Wall Street became a favorite subject for Hollywood. After the 2007-2008 crisis, both fiction and documentary films in the US and Europe explored finance with high interest. They earned Oscars, festival awards, and critical acclaim. Their content impacted the public sphere and created a valuable archive for understanding global finance.However, as […]

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Financial markets: are they epistemically efficient? by Lisa H. Herzog

The Efficient Market Hypothesis popularized the picture according to which financial markets are real-time mirrors of the economy. They are automatically epistemically efficient because all epistemic inefficiencies would be removed by savvy arbitrageurs by incorporating all publicly available knowledge. This would justify the financial market’s central role in economic and public life.Lisa argues against this […]

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Boudewijn de Bruin

Finance, law, and sustainability are more and more interconnected. When law takes over, important questions must be asked. What is the power of legislation and litigation, and what legal instruments and tactics are appropriate? Boudewijn will zoom in on legislative initiatives around sustainable finance deriving from the Action Plan Financing Sustainable Growth published by the European Commission […]

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Daniel Beunza

This meeting of the Phinance Online Seminars will discuss Daniel’s book with contributions from Donald MacKenzie (Edinburgh), Katherine K. Chen (CUNY), José Ossandón (Copenhagen Business School), Michael Barzelay (LSE), and Daniel himself, which will be followed by an open debate. 17:00 CET, 13 October 2021

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Donald Mackenzie’s new book

The first of the Phinance Online Seminars will discuss Donald Mackenzie’s book with contributions from Daniel Beunza, Bo Hee Min, Christian Borch, Robert Seyfert, and Donald himself, which will be followed by an open debate. Save the date 17:00 CET, 21 June 2021

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