Fabian Muniesa

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Our task in this paper is to analyze the organization of trading in the era of quantitative finance. To do so, we conduct an ethnography of arbitrage, the trading strategy that best exemplifies finance in the wake of the quantitative revolution. In contrast to value and momentum investing, we argue, arbitrage involves an art of association the construction(More)
  • ANALYSTS AS FRAME-MAKERS, Daniel Beunza, +25 authors Henry Blodget
  • 2005
and other participants at the 2003 EGOS " Markets-in-the-making " colloquium, 2003 Barcelona Gestió seminar, 2004 Performativity Workshop in Paris, EOI Seminar at Wharton and Strategy Research Forum in Athens for their inputs on earlier drafts of this paper.
This paper examines the potentials of New Product Committees (i.e. New Product Approval) inside investment banks as organizational sites for the development of responsible innovation in finance. The manifold interpretations of the notion of responsibility are first briefly discussed. The functioning of New Product Committees in the financial services(More)
The paper examines, through a case study on the Arizona Stock Exchange, how computerization challenged the definition of the stock exchange in the context of North-American financial markets in the 1990’s. It analyses exchange automation in terms of trials of explicitness: the computational formulation of what an exchange is calls for a detailed explication(More)
Bringing transactions to an end constitutes a crucial stage of market activity: the detachment between the counterparties engaged in a trade must be guaranteed. In financial markets, this operation relies on organisational technologies, such as clearinghouses, that can reach a high degree of sophistication. In this paper, we use financial clearinghouse(More)
We develop the notion of “trials of explicitness” as a conceptual instrument for the study of the state from a pragmatist, sociological angle. We present results from an empirical case study on how state practitioners (i.e. actors in charge of expressing, evaluating, executing or reforming the action of the state) confront the problem of the clarification(More)
I n recent years, many important studies have focused on performativity or performation of economics (among others, see Callon, Milo & Muniesa, 2007; MacKenzie, Muniesa & Siu, 2007). Together with authors such as Yuval Millo, Fabian Muniesa, Donald MacKenzie, or Lucia Siu, Michel Callon has played an important role in this field. Most of these scholars have(More)