Sociology of Finance at the American Sociological Association

July 27, 2009

The Construction of Financial Markets
Saturday, August 8: 10:30am—12:10pm
Parc 55 Hotel
Session Organizer and Presider: Frank Dobbin (Harvard Univ.)
Liquidity Wars: The NYSE, NASDAQ and The Reorganization
of Financial Exchanges — Daniel Beunza (Columbia Uni-
versity), Yuval Millo (London School of Economics)
Information, Trust, and Conversations in Online Financial Mar-
kets — Alexandru Preda (University of Edinburgh)
The Clearing House, Federal Reserve, and the Survivals of Banks
in Manhattan, 1840-1950 — Qingyuan Lori Yue, Jiao
Luo, Paul L. Ingram (Columbia University)
Merger Waves as Agents of Social Change: How America’s Large
Corporations Became Commodities — Linda Brewster Stearns
(Southern Methodist University)
Discussant: Greta R. Krippner (University of Michigan)

Meaning in Markets
Monday, August 10: 2:30pm—4:10pm
Parc 55 Hotel
Session Organizer: Frank Dobbin (Harvard University)
Presider: Eiko Ikegami (New School for Social Research)
Money and Meaning: How Categories Defeat Fungibility —
Bruce G. Carruthers (Northwestern University) Motives and Meanings: Whose Clay and Which Hands Shape Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations? — Hokyu
Hwang (University of Alberta), Patricia Bromley Martin
(Stanford University), Walter W. Powell (Stanford University)
The Household Economy: A Complement or Alternative to the
Market Economy? — Richard Swedberg (Cornell Univ.)
Economy and Culture: Keywords Over the Late 20th Century —
Marc J. Ventresca (University of Oxford), Stephen
Rosenberg (University of Chicago)
Discussant: Eiko Ikegami (New School for Social Research)

Invited Session on the Global Financial Crisis
Sunday, August 9: 10:30am—11:30am
Hilton San Francisco
Session Organizer: Bai Gao (Duke University)
Presider: Bruce G. Carruthers (Northwestern University)
The Politics of Economic Recovery: Can the Obama Administra-
tion Coordinate Simultaneous Projects of Domestic and Global
Reform? — Fred Block (University of California-Davis)
The Mundell-Flemming Trilemma and the Future of the Interna-
tional Monetary Regime — Bai Gao (Duke University)
Fuel for the Crisis: Institutional Investors and the Stock Market
Bubble — Frank Dobbin (Harvard University)

One-day Pre-ASA Workshop: Politics of Markets: Controversies, Tools and Policies
Thursday, August 7
University of California, Berkeley
For more information, visit the mini-conference website
at http://sites.google.com/site/politicsofmarkets/
Pre-registration is required.

3 Responses to “Sociology of Finance at the American Sociological Association”

  1. Fabian Says:

    Have a nice time(ing).


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