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Are too many finance providers conflating trust with technology?

A reputational battle is playing out across financial services as traditional financial providers get to grips with the latest wave of technological disruption posed by fintech companies. However, while innovation can certainly help fintech companies to stand out, achieving dominance in financial services often means shaking up common views of well-known financial brands. So, what’s […]

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Call for abstracts – Critical Macro-Finance Workshop

Critical Macro-Finance Workshop Warwick Critical Finance Group & Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths 9-10 September 2019 at Goldsmiths, University of London   A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, new political economic imaginaries have emerged to make sense of our financialised world. As the work of scholars such as Adam Tooze and Daniela Gabor has […]

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Heretical Finance Reading Group 2019

Heretical Finance 2019 Reading List & Dates Convened by Clea Bourne, the Heretical Finance Reading Group meets monthly to discuss texts providing alternative, multi-disciplinary, non-disciplinary, cultural and critical perspectives on finance, including fictional representations. Open to all – academics, non-academics, students – and no registration is required. Meetings take place at 4.30pm on Mondays (the first Monday of the month) in […]

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Standstill: the psycho-politics of acceleration – 27th February

6-8pm, 27th February RHB137a, Goldsmiths Josh Cohen and Will Davies in discussion on the topics of their recent books, Not Working and Nervous States In his new book, Nervous States, Will Davies addresses how and why the paranoid psycho-somatic condition of the ‘state of nature’ has woven its way into everyday life, as a result […]

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What drives specialisation? A century of global export patterns

Isabella Weber is the Principle Investigator on a new ESRC research project, within the Rebuilding Macroeconomics scheme. Here she lays out the rationale and goals of this research. Globalisation has coincided with specialisation and wealth accumulation on unprecedented scales. By bringing together distant markets, globalisation has created an economy that resembles one big multi-division and […]

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Brazil Under Bolsonaro – *DATE CHANGE* 14 March

6-8pm LGB G3, Goldsmiths Join us for a conversation with Alfredo Saad-Filho and Jeffery R. Webber on Saad-Filho’s new book and the rise of Bolsonaro in Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro’s recent ascension to the Brazilian presidency is the latest addition to a rising wave of far-right governments. A parliamentary coup in 2016 ousted the democratically-elected Dilma […]

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Rethinking ‘Global Political Economy’ for the age of the anthropocene – our new MA

To mark the launch of Goldsmiths’s new MA Global Political Economy, convenor Sahil Jai Dutta examines how the programme centres the environment in IPE.   Politics and economics are inseparable. But too often we treat them as distinct. A good example is the energy industry. Many argue that renewables are too expensive and lack the capacity to meet […]

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Matthew Watson: Crusoe, Friday and the Homo Economicus of Econ 101 Courses – 13th February

Crusoe, Friday and the Homo Economicus of Econ 101 Courses Speaker: Matthew Watson (University of Warwick) 5-6.30pm, Wednesday 13th February Richard Hoggart Building room 143 This is an event designed for student understanding of economics, but all are welcome. The figure of homo economicus in Econ 101 textbooks can be traced back to characters in […]

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