Where Do Neoliberals Go After the Market? Calculation, computation and crisis

17th April 2013

The financial crisis has been perceived by some as the outcome of this collision between markets and increasingly ‘performative’ economics. But where does this leave neoliberalism and its technical ideal of freedom? Does it simply require more markets or greater computational power to prevent future crises? Read More

New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets

15th April 2013

Call for papers for New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets, co-sponsored by the Research Department and Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Read More

Fashion, Male Beauty and the ‘Men’s Dress Reform Party’

15th April 2013

Simon Carter on the Men’s Dress Reform Party (MDRP), an overlooked 1930s lobbying group seeking to change male fashion in order to make men more ‘beautiful’ Read More

Are markets matching Callon and Roth?

8th April 2013

Jose Ossandon reflects on overlaps between work on ‘market design’, associated in part with economist Alvin Roth, and that on ‘markets as calculative collective devices’, developed by Michel Callon and colleagues Read More

Debunking economics?

2nd April 2013

An extract from Will Davies’ excellent review of the recently published Economists and the Powerful, by Norbert Häring & Niall Douglas Read More

Observing Observers Observing Observers

11th March 2013

David Stark introduces three recent papers that observe observers observing others, including exploring how processes of valuation are shaped by an actor’s location in ‘attention networks’ Read More