Leon Wansleben: The Rise of Central Banks

Podcast 30. März 2023

In “The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism” Leon Wansleben explores how global finance has gone from crisis to crisis over the past decades, despite the promise of stability from increasingly influential central banks. How can we explain this development?

Author and panelists:

Leon Wansleben is a sociologist and leader of the Research Group on the Sociology of Public Finances and Debt at the MPIfG, Cologne.

Martin Höpner is a professor of political economy and a research group leader at the MPIfG, Cologne.

Benjamin Braun is a political scientist and senior researcher at the MPIfG, Cologne.

Greta Krippner is a historical sociologist and associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Matthias Thiemann is a sociologist and associate professor at the Sciences Po Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée in Paris.

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