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Cfp_EGOS Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

[Quizás alguien por ahí se anime. Sub-Theme 33, EGOS, 2021. Fechas y todo eso, acá: https://www.egos.org/2022_Vienna/SUB-THEMES_Call_for_Short-Papers ]

Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

Convenors: Philip Roscoe, University of St Andrews, Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, José Ossandón, Copenhagen Business School

Call for Papers

The EGOS Colloquium 2022 call invites reflection on the beauty of imperfection and the possibilities it invokes. This sub-theme takes up that challenge as it works towards an account of imperfections in markets. Of course, we do not expect our track participants to simply repeat what economists have already said about market failures, imperfect competition, externalities and so on. Our call is to make market perfection and imperfection a problem to study organizationally.

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Algunos recursos online

[Una de las consecuencias prácticas de la pandemia global es que los que hacemos clases tenemos que arreglárnoslos con los recursos online. Buen momento, entonces, para ir recolectando ejemplos de recursos disponibles.]

Muy bueno (al final es tanto una historia de la industria financiera en las últimas décadas como una excelente introducción a la sociología de las finanzas) es el podcast de Philip Roscoe How to build a stock exchange” . Ya lleva 14 episodios.

Otro ejemplo son los videos de animación desarrollados en el contexto del proyecto “Combatting Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators” en que participan algunos de mis colegas acá. Muy pedagógicos, por ejemplo este sobre “Lavado de Dinero”

Otro ejemplo útil, son los recursos que han empezado a acumularse estos días. Continue reading

Ethnographers making markets

[El 10 de enero tuve la suerte de participar en un workshop en la City University of London organizado con el propósito de celebrar los 20 años desde los comienzos de “Cultural Economy”. El evento fue, muy profesionalmente, registrado por la cámara de Sapphire Goss y ahora las presentaciones están disponibles en la página del Journal of Cultural Economy. Comparto acá mi presentación, una discusión a partir de un artículo que intento escribir con mi colega Trine Pallesen (el título por ahora es: “Ethnographers making markets (or how to intervene in a market-intervention”). En el este link están disponibles los videos del resto del día. Presentan y contribuyen Clea Bourne, Felicity Callard, Joanne Entwistle, Angela McRobbie, Fabian Muniesa, Andy Pratt, Don Slater, Jennifer Smith Maguire, Liz McFall, Sean Nixon, Philip Roscoe, André Spicer y Simon Susen. El  que organizó todo esto fue Toby Bennett]

6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop_Call Extended

This is a gentle reminder of the invitation to submit to the 6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop to be held at Grenoble, June 3-5 2020. The deadline to submit your abstract is getting close! Considering the very busy end-of-year period, we have extended the deadline for (extended) abstracts to Monday January 6th 2020. IMSW will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the workshop’s wine (and champagne !) reception on Wednesday 3. One more reason not to miss this event ! We are looking forward to your proposals!
Pascale Trompette, Philip Roscoe, Stefan Schwarzkopf and the organizing committee at Pacte/SciencePo Grenoble.

Full call here: https://estudiosdelaeconomia.com/2019/09/09/cfp_6th-interdisciplinary-market-studies-workshop/

Multiple Markets Workshop

[André Vereta-Nahoum avisa del siguiente evento que está organizando junto a Christian Frankel en CBS. El detalle va en este pdf]


Cfp_6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop

6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop. Call for Papers. 3-5 June 2020 Grenoble. We invite contributors to submit an extended abstract of 2-3 pages (incl. references) before Friday December 20th, 2019. Proposals should indicate topic, theoretical positioning, methodology and outline findings, if appropriate. Proposals must be submitted online via the official conference website: https://imsw2020.sciencesconf.org. Keynote Speakers: Marieke de Goede & Brett Christophers.

‘Flowing Markets’

Since it was set up in 2010, the Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop has become one of the main meeting places for scholars from sociology, organization studies, marketing, political science, history and geography interested in social studies of markets.  The 2020 Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop will take place at Science Po Grenoble. “At the end of each street, a mountain…” Stendhal wrote of the capital of the French Alps, a city that seeks to add to its reputation as a major research and technology centre the noble aspiration of being the next “green capital” of Europe.

The Theme

For its 6th meeting, the IMSW sets out to explore markets through the prism of the circulation of goods, people and money. The inter-play between markets, capitalism and circulation was at the heart of the first political economy theories, whether classic (the free circulation promoted by A. Smith) or critical (Marx’s value-creation through the movement of money and merchandise). The ‘great history’ of our market societies has been described as the extension and unification of heterogeneous economic spaces, from local market place to global trade (Polanyi [1944]2001), while stressing the role of the emerging class of urban capitalist merchants in controlling foreign and long distant trade and taking advantage of the international division of labor (Braudel, [1979]1992).

By exploring the routes of circulation linked to market trade, the physical movement of goods and their representations (Caliskan, 2010), the materiality (or immateriality) of transactions in process (Callon, 2018), the spatiality and temporalities of trading spaces, the political distribution of capacities on the concentration and control of flows, etc., participants are invited to address some of the classic issues stemming from the social studies of markets – valuation, qualification, market boundaries – along with broader social and political concerns such as democracy, risk, inequalities.  Such ideas remind us of the rich monographs of historians (Chagny & al., 2015; Fontaine, 2008) and anthropologists – i.e. Tsing’s mushrooms (2015), Guyer’s African currency commodities (2004), Brooks’ second-hand clothes (2015) – which describe composite chains of exchange (market and non market) and unravel the complex mechanics of valuation across heterogeneous orders of value (Zelizer, 2011). These themes also recall the numerous STS works offering fruitful insight into the infrastructure of technological zones (Barry, 2001), the classification of goods (Beckert, Musselin, 2013), the fabric of commensurability (MacKenzie, 2009; Espeland, 2001), in relation to transactions spanning/bridging various locations, scales and institutional spaces. By tracing the geopolitics of international flows – of capital (Christophers, 2013) or energy resources, finance and arms export (Mitchell, 2011) – recent works take up the issue of political power and democracy in a globalized world.

The conveners particularly invite contributions dealing with any of the following themes: Continue reading

Podcast: How to Build a Stock Exchange

Philip Roscoe, University of St. Andrews y un activo participante de los recientes estudios sociales de los mercados, comenzó un podcast series con el título “How to Build a Stock Exchange. Making finance fit for the future”. Según lo que dice en el primer capítulo, la serie no solo será una crítica del sistema financiero actual, pero además un intento de pensar como hacer mejores mercados. Interesante ver donde termina todo esto. Disponible acá: https://how-to-build-a-stock-exchange.blubrry.net/