Risk and Uncertainty in the Economy: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Perspectives

Conference, June 19-22, 2011 | Villa Vigoni
 

 

Preliminary Program


 

Sunday, June 19

Arrival in the afternoon
7:00 p.m. Welcome reception and dinner

 

Monday, June 20

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and introduction
Jens Beckert, Hartmut Berghoff

 

Session I
Financial Markets


9:30 a.m.
Turning Uncertainty into Risk: The Case of Credit Ratings
Bruce Carruthers
Commentary: Hartmut Berghoff

 
10:45 a.m Coffee

 
11:15 a.m.
Interpreting Futures Trading as a Risk Management Institution: Implications and Limits
Alexander Engel
Commentary: Bruce Carruthers

 
12:45 p.m. Lunch

 
2:00 p.m.
Uncertainty and Risk and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Stephen Nelson, Peter Katzenstein
Commentary: Jürgen Kocka

 

Session II
The Underground Economy

3:15 p.m.
Organized Crime and the Stability of Illegal Markets
Thomas Welskopp
Commentary: Frank Wehinger

 
4:30 p.m. Coffee
 
5:00 p.m.
The structure of criminal connections: the Russian Mafia in Italy
Federico Varese
Commentary: Jane Guyer


 

Tuesday, June 21


Session III
Families and Economic Risk


9:00 a.m.
Kinship and Trust: Perspectives from Family Business Studies
Andrea Colli
Commentary: Neil Fligstein

 
10:15 a.m. Coffee

 
10:45 a.m.
The Uncertainty of the Economic in Family Firms
Sylvia Yanagisako
Commentary: Clemens Wischermann

 
12:30 p.m. Lunch

 
2:00 p.m.
The Uncertain Consequences of the Socialist Pursuit of Certainty (with special reference to Uyghur peasants in contemporary eastern Xinjiang, China)
Chris Hann
Commentary: Christof Jeggle

 
3:15 p.m. Coffee

 

Session IV
Institutions and Uncertainty in the Economy


3:45 p.m.
Competition, Cooperation and Trust in Early Modern Merchant Networks
Mark Häberlein
Commentary: Pierre-Michel Menger

 

Wednesday, June 22


9:00 a.m.
Domains of Exchange and Value
Jane Guyer
Commentary: Heather Haveman

 
10:15 a.m. Coffee

 
10:30 a.m.
The Rise and Fall of the Nonconventional Mortgage Industry
Neil Fligstein
Commentary: Jan-Ottmar Hesse

 
11:45 a.m. Coffee

 
12:00 p.m.
Risk and Uncertainty in the Economy
Final Discussion
Neil Fligstein
Chris Hann
Jürgen Kocka

 
1:15 p.m. Lunch

 
End of conference 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 


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