The Rise of Central Banks: Book Discussion with Leon Wansleben
In his new book, The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism, Leon Wansleben gives a groundbreaking account of the origins and consequences of central banks’ increasing influence over economic policy. Join us in Cologne on March 30 for a book discussion with author Leon Wansleben, Jens Beckert, Benjamin Braun, Greta Krippner, and Matthias Thiemann. Please register by sending an email to

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Der erschöpfte Staat: Eine andere Geschichte des Neoliberalismus
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Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy
Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe
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Leon Wansleben: The Rise of Central Banks

Mar 30, 2023 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Paulstr. 3, 50676 Köln

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