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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