Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 March 2009

240 Pages | Numerous tables & figs.

ISBN: 9780199278152

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How Economic Agents are Constructed

Donald MacKenzie

Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

  • Donald MacKenzie's latest book in the social study of finance provides a concise introduction to his pioneering work in the area
  • This timely book helps make sense of some of the underlying causes of the turbulence in financial markets, such as the "credit crunch"
  • A social study of financial markets, the book explores how "real people", not disembodied homines economici, influence market fortunes
  • Draws on rare research access to a hedge fund
  • Includes a study of the establishment of international carbon emissions markets

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