Financialization, Development and Economic Inclusion
CON 7.03 - Wed. Fortnightly, 5.00-6.30 pm.
Organized by Inclusive Economies Group, Department of International Development, in collaboration with the Anthropology of Economy programme in the Department of Anthropology, this seminar series explores how financialization is reshaping processes of development and economic inclusion. It will focus on specific domains of the financialization of development, including the financialization of infrastructure, agriculture, health, aid, and philanthropy. Within each of these various domains we seek a deeper examination of what financialization ‘does’ in terms of its micro as well as macro-effects on regulation, productive structures, livelihoods, resource distribution, social rights and political space. This seminar series seeks to unravel the implications of financialization for processes of economic inclusion, and consider how it is reconfiguring organizations, regulatory systems, linkages with the state, and forms of investment.
Wk 2, 29 January 2020: Caroline E. Schuster (Australian National University)*
The protective style: financializing security and damage in Paraguayan insurance markets
Wk 3, 5 February 2020: Leigh Johnson (University of Oregon)
Unmaking ‘risk capacity’: African sovereign drought insurance and its discontents
Wk 5, 19 February 2020: Stefan Ouma (University of Bayreuth)
Agriculture as Financial Asset: Global Money and the Making of Institutional Landscapes
Wk 7, 4 March 2020: Susan Erikson (Simon Fraser University)
Risk Business: How Pandemic Bonds Recalibrate Humanitarian Aid
Wk 9, 18 March 2020: Elisa van Waeyenberge (SOAS)
*Note that this ‘extra’ seminar will be held one week before the originally scheduled one in Wk 3.