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Financial Models and Society

Villains or Scapegoats?

Ekaterina Svetlova

This innovative book employs the social studies of finance approach which aims to enhance the dialogue between finance and sociology by addressing the blind spots of economic and financial theories. In so doing, it challenges the accusations made towards financial models in the aftermath of the last economic crisis and argues that they cannot be condemned indiscriminately. Their influence on markets and society is not straightforward, but determined by the many ways in which models are created and then used. Ekaterina Svetlova analyses the various patterns of the application of models in asset management, risk management and financial engineering to demonstrate that their power is far more fragile than widespread criticism would indicate.
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Villains or Scapegoats?

Ekaterina Svetlova

© Ekaterina Svetlova 2018

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Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

The Lypiatts

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Cheltenham

Glos GL50 2JA

UK

Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

William Pratt House

9 Dewey Court

Northampton

Massachusetts 01060

USA

A catalogue record for this book

is available from the British Library

Library of Congress Control Number: 2017953154

This book is available electronically in the

Economics subject collection

DOI 10.4337/9781784710026

ISBN 978 1 78471 002 6