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WCF - Early Career Researcher Workshop 2017

Taking the next step: new frontiers in the interdisciplinary study of finance


It is a strange moment for young scholars to research finance. The furore of the Great Financial Crisis and the Eurozone Crisis has faded, yet the risks and uncertainties of finance remain the same. Rampant speculation and asset bubbles continue to thrive. Public debt and private debt is back to pre-crisis levels, and the financialization of virtually all aspects of economic and social spheres is deepening further. Meanwhile, research efforts in recent years have unveiled finance as a richly heterogenous field reaching far beyond what is commonly assumed to be financial. A large amount of work across disciplines has uncovered new ways in which finance is changing both itself as well as economies, societies and politics more broadly.

The purpose of this Early Career Researcher Workshop is to reflect on the current juncture of finance research, to understand the complexities of finance and to discuss the changes and continuities in a research agenda gradually moving on from the overriding concern with the crisis. Therefore, the workshop seeks to address several new research areas within finance which we believe can benefit from interdisciplinary engagement and it aims to cultivate an academic sensitivity to the plurality of approaches that sustain the current lines of finance research.

Keynote speakers:

Yuval Millo (Warwick Business School): "Identity as infrastructure in financial markets"

Lena Rethel (Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick): "Capital market development in Southeast Asia: from speculative crisis to spectacles of financialization"

Workshop program:

Please find a detailed program and other useful information here.

Call for Papers:

Please find our Call for Papers here.


Application deadline: 1 June 2017
Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2017
Papers due: 9 September 2017
Workshop: 25-26 September 2017


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