Tag Archives: Esposito

CfP_From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa

 

[Ana Gross nos recuerda que el deadline para este CFP es el 31 de mayo]

Call for Papers: Prizes and Prices: From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa. As part of a broader project –Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets– we call for papers for a workshop that will take place on January 13-14, 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31, 2016. All submissions should be made to Ana.Gross@warwick.ac.ukContinue reading

CfP_From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa

Call for Papers: Prizes and Prices: From Prizes to Prices and Vice Versa. As part of a broader project –Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets– we call for papers for a workshop that will take place on January 13-14, 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31, 2016. All submissions should be made toAna.Gross@warwick.ac.ukContinue reading

Cfp_A workshop on Competition(s)

Call for Papers: A workshop on Competition(s). As part of a broader project – Performances of Value: Competition and Competitions Inside and Outside Markets – we call for papers for a workshop on Competition(s) that will take place on June 10-11, 2016 at the Copenhagen Business School. Costs for travel, lodging, and meals for workshop participants will be covered by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust. Organizers: David Stark (PI), Elena Esposito, Kristian Kreiner, Celia Lury, Fabian Muniesa, and Christine Musselin. Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by February 15, 2016. If the abstract is accepted, a full paper will be required by May 15, 2016. All submissions should be made to Ana.Gross@warwick.ac.uk. Continue reading

Número especial Revista MAD. Redes de observación y sociología de las finanzas

La última edición de la revista Mad de la Universidad de Chile trae un número especial dedicado a discutir la propuesta de Elena Esposito a tomar en serio el rol de las redes de observación en la sociología de las finanzas. Como se explica en la editorial: “Esta discusión puede ser entendida como la publicación de un experimento de teoría social en curso. La pregunta que inicia este experimento ha sido planteada por Elena Esposito y podría formularse como: ¿cuáles serían las consecuencias para la comprensión de las finanzas si tomamos como punto de partida una aproximación sociológica que entienda no solo a su propia observación como observación de segundo orden, sino que asuma que su mismo objeto de atención, los mercados financieros, se constituyen recursivamente a partir de agentes (ya sean estos actores tales como corredores de bolsa, organizaciones, como bancos o fondos de inversión, o medios como calificaciones crediticias) observando observaciones?”. Además de un artículo de Esposito resumiendo su propuesta, el número incluye una contribución de David Stark conectando la noción de observación de segundo orden y el análisis de redes sociales y tres notas o comentarios breves. Uno del editor del número, José Ossandón, intentando situar la discusión entre Esposito y Stark en la reciente sociología de los mercados, otro de Christian Frankel sobre la importancia de desarrollar un concepto más fuerte de mercado y otro de Darío Rodríguez sobre la noción de observación de segundo orden en Esposito y Luhmann. Tabla de contenido:

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¿Y qué era lo económico de la sociología económica? Notas sobre las sociologías económicas y la teoría de sistemas.

A principios de septiembre la revista MAD-Universidad de Chile publicó un número dedicado en parte a Luhmann y la economía. En este post quisiera compartir un par de reflexiones nacidas de dichas lecturas y socializar también algunas perspectivas que tienen menos circulación en las conversaciones de este blog. Continue reading

Paying Attention to Observation Theory

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”  — Yogi Berra

Paying Attention to Observation TheoryA Conversation on finance, networks and observation theory. Monday May 27th 13:30-16:30 at IOA (Kilen,K4.74), Copenhagen Business School, organized by IOA and the Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group. Interventions by José Ossandón, David Stark, Elena Esposito and Christian Frankel. Continue reading

Tres nuevas publicaciones

Tres nuevas publicaciones de posible interés para lectores de estudiosdelaeconomía:

Karin Fischer & Dieter Plehwe. “The “Pink Tide” and Neoliberal Civil Society Formation: Think Tank Networks in Latin America”. State of Nature.

Ana Castellani. “Privileged Accumulation Spaces and Restrictions on Development of State-Business Relations in Argentina (1966–1989)”. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Christian Frankel & José Ossandón reseñan. The Future of Futures: The Time of Money in Financing and Society de Elena Esposito. Organization Studies.

Seminar Review: Making things valuable – CBS (first part)

[Como parte de nuestra colaboración inter-redes este post es publicado conjuntamente con Charisma-Network]

Photo: Sidsel Nelund

Pricing cell phone numbers in Beirut. Photo: Sidsel Nelund

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend an excellent two-day workshop “Making things valuable” held at the Copenhagen Business School. The final program had eight presenters – Peter Miller, Paulo Quattrone, Wendy Espeland, David Stark, Martha Poon, Lucien Karpik, Celia Lury and Vicent Lépinay – each with an hour for presentation and Q&A. Unsurprisingly, these very rich two days left me thinking about many different things and my thoughts went in many directions. In this post (and hopefully in a second one too), I am going to try and organize what I heard. However, more than giving a full account of the event, I am going to focus mostly on one main issue, which, as expected, was central in at least half of the presentations, namely: quantification in the form of rankings and scores. Considering that the lineup of the workshop included some of the most influential authors of these topics today, in the next paragraphs I am going to use their work to illustrate what I understand is the state of the art in this domain (follow this link for my slightly longer summary of the previous literature), to finish with a short remark about an issue I believe has somehow been left aside: how to stop rankings. Continue reading