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WCF Resources

On this website we tried to put together some information that we hope might be helpful for those interested in the study of financial markets - research networks and associations, recurring conferences, interesting journals & books series, useful data sets & sources...

If there is anything that you think is missing, drop us a message and we are happy to include it!


Finance-related research networks and association

Finance & Society Network, FinGeo (Global Network on Financial Geography), Politics of Money network, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Socialising Finance Blog, Philosophy of Money Blog, Critical Macro Finance Blog, The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance Blog, Developing Economics Blog, The Library of Mistakes website


Finance-related conferences

Finance & Society, Critical Finance Studies, International Studies Association


Finance-related journals & book series

Book series:

Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Money; Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy; Stanford University Press, Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times; Routledge, RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy; Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series;

Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, Economy & Society, Competition & Change, Business & Politics, Finance & Society, Socio-Economic Review, Cultural Political Economy


Finance-related data sets & sources

World Federation of Exchanges - monthly statistics on capital markets: listed equities, ETFs, bonds, etc.
(tip: download December reports as Excel-file; use those to create yearly averages)

Futures Industry Association - FIA Annual Derivatives Volume: monthly/yearly data on futures and options trading, by exchange, contract, asset class, country etc.

International Swaps & Derivatives Association - various data sets and surveys on OTC derivatives

World Bank - World Development Indicators

Bank of International Settlement