Tag Archives: Carruthers

Symposium Money Talks at Yale

“Money Talks at Yale,” a symposium focusing on the power of money in society and social influences on its formation and use, will feature an international group of scholars and experts on the topic who will gather on campus on Friday, Sept. 12. The symposium challenges the idea that money has an undue influence in politics, or that money has the power to push people to do things they might not do otherwise. The speakers will examine the concept that money transforms as much as it troubles, and that social actors still have a say. The Yale symposium will also recognize the 20th anniversary of the publication “The Social Meaning of Money,” the renowned book by Princeton sociology professor Viviana Zelizer, and will focus on the important social policy and disciplinary advances her work continues to inspire.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Class of 1980 Rm. 2400 at the Yale School of Management, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. Continue reading

Entrevista con Jens Beckert: incertidumbre, mercados y sociología económica

En mayo del presente año realizamos junto con Marcin Serafin una entrevista a Jens Beckert, director del “Max Planck Institut for the Study of Societies” de Colonia, Alemania. La entrevista será publicada en inglés, pero acá compartimos algunas de las preguntas que hemos traducido al español para el blog Estudios de la Economía. Continue reading

Towards a historical sociology of financial things. An interview with Bruce Carruthers

I met Bruce Carruthers during his last trip to Copenhagen. He had been invited to participate in a conference in honour of John L. Campbell at CBS. The interview was carried out in the lobby of his hotel, the same place where I met Richard Swedberg a few weeks earlier, but this time the place was busier and noisier (and consequently the quality of the sound is, unfortunately, poorer). This post has the answers (that I edited into sub-answers) to four questions I prepared in advance and two extra issues I asked on the spot. As a researcher interested in financial things, I certainly find all the answers very inspiring, but I would particularly recommend the extra part at the end where Carruthers explains his current research (on early XX century consumer credit and his comparative analysis of two current derivative markets). Continue reading