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Signs of certainty

29.09.2018
Yesterday I spent some time waiting at the clinic, and so I read a few more articles in the ‘Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance’ on my smartphone. I was struck by a revelation that occurred when I combined two contributions by Swedberg and Hardie & MacKenzie, leading scholars in the field. Swedberg has... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

Financial markets are social

23.09.2018
The capstone event of the INSOSCI project will be a book symposium on the social brain, to be held at February 12-13 2019 at Witten Herdecke University. What does the term ‘social brain’ mean when dealing with financial markets, in disciplinary terms? I think it implies a strong role of sociology. And indeed, there is... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

The phenomenology of financial trading

04.08.2018
One of the most interesting empirical data about behaviour towards risk comes from sociological and anthropological research on financial trading, as aptly summarized by the chapters by Preda and Zaloom in the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance. This information allows for a phenomenology of risk taking in an almost laboratory environment. There are... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018
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