Call for papers: Political Economy of Finance conference for early career researchers

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Update 17 September: We are delighted to inform you that we have received more than 55 submissions, which will be reviewed and decisions communicated by the 23 September.

Submission deadline: 15 September

Event: 12-13 October, 2018

Ten years have passed since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis rocked financial markets, and contemporary academic and public debates are still shaped by the aftereffects. Scholarship since the GFC has grappled with the political economy that led to the crisis, prompting a resurgence of empirical research.

The conference will bring together early career researchers working on empirical questions in political economy of finance. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines (politics, economics, law, finance, sociology, business) related (but not limited) to political economy of the following topics:

  • Capital markets governance
  • Financialisation and global economic imbalances
  • Fintech, financial innovation, and systemic risks
  • Shadow banking and the changing financial landscape
  • Regulatory institutional change
  • Macroprudential regulation
  • Crisis in the theory of the firm
  • Crony capitalism
  • Private debt and statehood
  • The ‘new normal’ in monetary policy
  • Emerging/frontier market debt and taper tantrums
  • Special session: Continuity and change? 10 years since the Global Financial Crisis

A number of senior scholars will be invited to act as discussants, providing participants with high quality feedback on their draft papers. To apply, please submit a full paper (limit: 10,000 words) with an abstract (250 words) via email by 15 September to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early submissions are strongly encouraged, particularly for applicants looking for stipends.

The conference is generously supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG) at the University of Oxford. Their support allows us to provide a small number of travel and accommodation grants for those presenting at the conference. Please include a sentence in your email stating whether you would like to be considered for these grants, and what other funding you have available.

Each submission should include two files (as PDFs):

  1. The paper formatted for blind review (free of personal and institutional information); and
  2. The paper with a cover page including the author’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation.


Register interest without submitting a paper.

The Conference is supported by: