Actions and Detail Panel
Chains of Value: How Intermediaries Evaluate Financial Instruments
Thu, 4 May 2017, 10:00 – Fri, 5 May 2017, 18:00 BST
This conference is open for all interested as long as tickets (free of charge) are available.
This meeting focuses on evaluation practices in financial markets as understood in the social studies of finance. Scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (including, e.g., sociology, political economy, anthropology and science and technology studies) will examine the role played by both human and machine intermediaries in financial markets, and will investigate how those intermediaries work out the economic value of shares and other financial instruments. Keynotes will be given by John Kay (author - for example - of Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?, London: Profile, 2015), Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh), Ann-Christina Lange (Copenhagen Business School), and Gregory Jackson (Free University of Berlin).
May 4th will include presentations by scholars of the ERC-funded research project “Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets” (EPIFM).
May 5th will be structured into two parallel sessions in the morning (11am – 12.30pm: 1: Governance of Financial Markets; 2: Machines as Mediators) and two in the afternoon (2pm – 4pm: 3: Valuation Devices; 4: The Role of Analysts in Financial Markets) with contributions of international scholars from the social studies of finance.
Registering for this event includes the whole conference (as non-presenting participants). People interested only in the introductory keynote speeches by John Kay and Donald MacKenzie can register via Eventbrite for the public talk event here.