Technocratic Elites, Expert Knowledges and Financialization
Julie Froud, Manchester Business School
This lecture will consider some of the groups of technocratic elites who have assumed an increased importance since the banking crisis that began in 2007.
The lecture will explore the kinds of expert knowledges that these elites have and the implications for our ability to resolve many aspects of the ongoing crisis.
Julie Froud is Professor of Financial Innovation at
Manchester Business School. She is also a member of the Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). With CRESC colleagues, she is the author of
a 2011 book After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform, which brings together both finance and politics to argue for the need
for reform. Previous books include Financialization at Work (2008) and Financialization and Strategy: Narratives and Numbers (2006).