segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2009

Crucial book: the performativity of Economics

Do Economists Make Markets?: On the Performativity of Economics

ed. by

Donald MacKenzie, Fabian Muniesa &Lucia Siu


MacKenzie . . . skillfully describes the history of the financial derivatives market, claiming that the economists caused trader behavior to conform more closely to the model. . . . The volume is an excellent introduction to the debate over performativity and will appeal to a broad set of social scientists.
(W. J. Polley Choice )

A highly stimulating volume. . . . Many investors will be surprised to discover the breadth of intellectual interest in the markets they troll for profits.
(Martin S. Fridson Financial Analysts Journal )

For those who are already interested in the performativity of economics, this volume gathers some already familiar contributions, but will still constitute an obligatory point of passage. For those who, finally, are broadly interested in new ways to analyse the shaping of markets, this volume represents a challenging research programme worth taking seriously.
(Claes-Fredrick Helgesson Organization Studies )

The book should interest anyone studying the nuts and bolts of the workings of markets.
(James G. Devine Science & Society )

This excellent collection gathers the very best work on the fascinating topic of performativity in economics. The book offers articulate presentations of a wide range of different views--not only pro and con, but various pros and cons. It is as important as it is likely to be controversial.
(Wade Hands, University of Puget Sound ) "

Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; illustrated edition edition (1 Jul 2007)
ISBN-10: 0691130167
ISBN-13: 978-0691130163


The book includes a contribution by Michel Callon, the inventor of the theory of economic performativity

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