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12th annual critical finance studies conference

Critical Finance Studies

Virtual Get-Together
27-28 August 2020

Programme - Thursday 27th August

13:45 – 15:00 BST

Conference Welcome and Opening Panel Discussion: Pandemic as Financial Crisis

Welcome: Emily Rosamond

Opening Panel: Joyce Goggin, Eurydice Fotopoulou, Marina Vishmidt and Gargi Bhattacharyya


15:30 – 16:30 BST

Parallel Sessions

Session 1:

Everyday Financialization and Political Subjectivity

Networking Session

Chair: Ryann Donnelly

Fatih Karakaya – Credit Card Instalments: The Relationality of Financialization of Everyday Life

Yichen Rao – Dreaming like a Market: The Hidden Script of Financial Inclusion in China’s P2P Lending Platforms

Amy Whitaker – Is Ownership Real? The Structural Performativity of Property Rights

Session 2:

Capitalism and Indebtedness

Discussion of Video Presentations

Chairs: Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans

Berkey Kabalay and Yunus Yücel – The Violent Character of Indebtedness: The Case of Turkey

Jiwoon Yulee – The Financialization of Social Reproduction: Focusing on the Contradiction between Chaebol Capital and Labor Precarity in South Korea

Caroline JF Metz – Profiting from Crisis yet again: the Financialisation of Distressed Debts in Europe

Charles Mak – Sovereign Debt Market: A Post-COVID-19 Perspective

Session 3:

Asset Accumulation, Finance and Trust

Discussion of Video Presentations

Chair: John Morris

Terhi Chakhovich, Marja-Liisa Kuronen, and Johanna Moisander – “Investment Risk as Vulnerability: The Context of Repairing Trust in CEO Public Communication

Alesja Serada, Jori Grym, J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tanja Sihvonen – Cryptocurrencies as Technologies of (Dis)Trust

Hayley James – Understanding present bias in workplace pension decision-making

Hanna Szymborska – Patterns of wealth accumulation and inequality at the intersection of gender and race in times of financialisation

17:00 – 18:00 BST

Keynote – Katharina Pistor

The Pyramid of Sovereign Debt

Programme - Friday 28th August

13:30 – 14:30 BST

Parallel Sessions

Session 1:

Financialization vs De-Financialization

Networking Session

Chair: Ariane Agunsoye

Jenny McArthur – Infrastructure Debt Funds and the Growth of Shadow Banking in the Global Infrastructure Market

Johannes Petry – State Capitalism vs Neoliberalism: Capital Markets in China and the Global Financial Order

Lars Ahnland – Tides of Financialization

Session 2:

Art, Finance and Culture

Discussion of Video Presentations

Chair: Joyce Goggin

Sarah Vowden – Contact/Less Exchange and Pandemic Proximities

Charlotte Warne Thomas – New labour (2020), film screening and artist talk

Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans, with Luke Mason – 7 Walks (Revisiting Ernest Gambart (1814-1902)

John Macintosh – Valuation, Narration, and the Global South in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Ami Clarke – The Underlying

15:15 – 16:15 BST

Parallel Sessions

Session 1:

Risk Societies and Cultures of Volatility

Networking Session

Chair: Emily Rosamond

Franziska Cooiman – The Political Origins of the Venturization of Europe’s (digital) economy

Andrei Guter-Sandu – Dangerous Liaisons: Nurturing Solidarity through Social Impact Bonds?

Jesse Cunningham and Huon Curtis – Noise as Information: Finance Economics as Second-Order Observation

Session 2:

Finance and Value Creation

Discussion of Video Presentations

Chair: Simon Lilley

Moad Musbahi – Family Finance: The FOREX Black-Market in Libya (2017-18)

Pauline Gleadle and Mustafa Erdem Sakinc – Value creation versus value destruction: the financialization of Big Pharma?

Stephanie Barral and Ritwick Gosh – Limited Scope of For-Profit Conservation Finance

Alessandro Maresca and Giulia Dal Maso – The greening of assetisation between eco-alchemy and interpellation

DT Cochrane – Where is Rent in Compustat? Economic Rent, Finance & Methodological Ambiguities

17:00 – 18:00 BST

Keynote – Annie McClanahan
Tipwork, Gigwork, Microwork

Please note: you will need to read Annie McClanahan’s text “Tipwork, Gigwork, Microwork” in advance to participate in this session. Access to this text will be provided after you sign up on Eventbrite.

18:00 – 18:15 BST
Closing Remarks

From 18:30 BST
Virtual Social