The creeping financialization of public policies

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 2-1026
  • Lecturer: Eve Chiapello
  • Organiser: Uppsala Laboratory of Economic Sociology
  • Contact person: Tom Chabosseau
  • Föreläsning

Eve's current work consists of exploring how calculative instruments, devices and mindsets specific to financial activities are penetrating a range of non-financial sectors. In particular, she tries to document that a great many reform plans and systems devised in response to what can be seen as capitalism crises draw on the knowledge, knowhow, problem identification and problem-solving methods of finance professionals. This is especially the case for environmental global politics. 

Eve Chiapello is Professor at EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France, where she holds a chair about the “sociology of the transformation of capitalism”. Her present work is about the financialisation of public policies, on which she has organized a series of international conferences with the University of Hamburg. She received the Anneliese Maier Research Award 2016 from The Humboldt Foundation.