PD Dr. Joscha Wullweber

University of Kassel

Area of expertise: IPE, IR, central banking, innovation and technology politics, theories of money, global governance of finance; political theory, political science methods.

Joscha Wullweber’ current empirical research focuses on the politics of global finance and the post-financial crisis regulation of finance. More specifically, he is interested in unconventional monetary politics (Wullweber 2019a), shadow banking (Wullweber 2018), the politics of shadow money (Wullweber 2019b), question of legitimacy and accountability (Wullweber 2019c), and methodological questions (Wullweber 2019d, 2019e). Wullweber primarily draws on new theoretical models including the concepts of reflexivity and performativity, prominent in the Social Studies of Finance. These models allow him to account for finance practices which shape – and are simultaneously shaped by – their environment. Moreover, these theories provide a framework to explore the reflexive dimension of algorithms, mathematical formulas such as the Black-Scholes-Merton model, and high-frequency trading. In this sense, economics does not merely observe and describe economic processes. It also shapes and creates them, as do accounting tools, marketing tools, mathematical models, and technical instruments (Wullweber 2015).

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