Please do not quote without the permission of the authors Please refer to the published version of this paper: Callon, M. and Muniesa, F. (2003), " Les marchés économiques comme dispositifs collectifs de calcul " , Réseaux 21(122), pp. 189-233.
especially Monique Girard for helpful comments and suggestions on a previous draft. Abstract 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… (More)
How to address empirically the calculative character of markets without dissolving it? In our paper, we propose a theoretical framework that helps to deal with markets without suspending their calculative properties. In the first section, we construct a broad definition of calculation, grounded on the anthropology of science and techniques. In the next… (More)
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.
In this paper, we have tried to bring some light into the contemporary propagation of the notion of " transparency " as a guideline to enforce new configurations of economic life. Several interpretations, sometimes contradictory, can be found in the actual use of this notion. We have analysed its semiotic complexity through a large corpus of technical and… (More)
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This online paper may be quoted under fair use and academic conventions. This paper may not be published elsewhere in any form (including e-mail lists and electronic bulleting boards) without the author's express permission. Abstract: Although computers and electronic networks have become pervasive in contemporary financial markets, the telephone keeps… (More)