Event deepens dialogue on financial futures

Event deepens dialogue on financial futures
Event deepens dialogue on financial futures

A conference exploring current and future issues facing finance and society is now open for registration.

The two-day Futures of Finance & Society event will take place on 6 and 7 December in the University’s historic Medical Quad.

The conference aims to bring diverse disciplines together to ask what new social, organisational and political forms are emerging in relation to finance, and what direction they should take.

Register now

Visit the conference website for more details about the programme and to register now.

Futures of Finance and Society 2018

Eminent speakers

Gillian Tett, an author and journalist at the Financial Times, is among the keynote speakers at the conference.

She is a markets and finance columnist and has written about financial instruments that were part of the cause of the 2007 financial crisis.

University of Edinburgh sociologist Professor Donald MacKenzie will also deliver a keynote speech, drawing on his vast experience on the sociology of financial markets and automated trading.

Leading anthropologist and legal scholar Annelise Riles from Northwestern University in Illinois will offer a further perspective during her keynote speech.

EFI Prize

As part of the conference, the Edinburgh Futures Institute is offering a prize for best paper by an early career researcher.

The Edinburgh Futures Institute Prize in Financial Imagination is worth £250 and open to postgraduate researchers or early career scholars who were awarded their PhD in the last year. The winner of the prize will be announced on the final day of the conference.

To apply for the prize, email a paper of no less than 2,000 and no more than 10,000 words to futuresfinancesociety-at-gmail-dot-com by 1 November 2018.

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