I am Associate Professor in Finance and Accounting at the University of Twente (the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS), Financial Engineering Group).

My background is in economics (Diplom, University of Bonn), philosophy (PhD) and sociology (Habilitation). I was a researcher and a lecturer at the University of Leicester (UK), University of Constance (Germany), Zeppelin University (Germany) and University of Basel (Switzerland). I also gathered practical experience as a portfolio manager and financial analyst at the Alliance Global Investors (former DIT, Dresdner Bank), in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

My empirical research concerns with the intersections of technologies, data, and social relations across two domains: (I) financial markets (valuation, communication between investors and companies, the role of financial intermediaries etc.) and (II) the public sector accounting (open data initiatives, digitalization, and risk communication). Additionally, I engage in theoretical research focusing on (III) expectations, unawareness, uncertainty, probability and sense-making in economics and finance.

Notably, my research focus has been on modeling and, more recently, AI technologies in finance, exploring their impact on investment decisions, influence on markets and society, and the associated ethical considerations. Within this domain, I have made contributions to social studies of finance, philosophy of science, and the sociology of modeling. Recently, I have delved into the ethical dimensions of AI (including ethics of systemic risks) and the roles of biodiversity modeling in finance.

I have extensive teaching experience in these fields, offering courses such as 'On the Limits of Financial Modeling and Algorithmic Trading' (executives), 'Introduction to the Social Studies of Finance' (PhD), 'AI Ethics in Finance' (masters), 'Corporate Finance' (bachelors and masters), 'Business Valuation and Corporate Governance' (masters), 'Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment' (masters), 'Behavioral Finance' (masters and bachelors), 'Financial and Management Accounting' (masters and bachelors), 'Capital Market Theory' (masters) and 'Economic Sociology' (bachelors). 

A number of grants and visiting fellowships were instrumental in shaping my academic path: the ESRC “Re-building macroeconomics” network (Finance Hub Leader), National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), London; “Risk reporting for a safe and resilient society: A comparative study of the UK and the Netherlands” (CI), the VU Amsterdam and the University of Twente collaboration funding scheme; “Accounting for trust in governmental reporting” (PI), funding scheme of BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association) and ACCA; the EPSRC/ESRC “Communication of uncertainties about company’s future to capital markets” (PI); “Shaping local government financial reporting: starting from the citizens” (CI), University of Leicester; the ERC “Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets” (CI), University of Edinburgh; research fellowships at Research Collegium Helveticum-Basel/the Centre for Religion, Economy and Politics (ZRWP), University of Basel; at the Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration (TINT) Group, Department of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland, and at the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration”, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Constance, Germany.

From January 2024, I will work on the new project 'Digital Finance - Reaching New Frontiers' (Horizon Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Industrial Doctoral Network). In this network, I will collaborate as a member of the leading UT consortium, supervising Ph.D. students' research on Explainable and Fair AI and Sustainability of Digital Finance.

Expertise

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance

    • Financial Market
    • Finance
  • Social Sciences

    • Markets
    • Expectations
    • Reporting
    • Economics
    • Example
    • Research

Organisations

My research has been very interdisciplinary bringing together finance and accounting, behavioural sciences, Science and Technology Studies (STS), organization studies and economic sociology. 

My empirical research concerns with the intersections of technologies, data, and social relations across two domains: (I) financial markets (financial modeling, valuation, communication between investors and companies, the role of financial intermediaries, impact of financial technologies on markets and society incl. AI ethics) and (II) the public sector accounting (open data initiatives, digitalization, and risk communication by local and central governments). Additionally, I engage in theoretical research focusing on (III) expectations, unawareness, uncertainty, probability, and sense-making in economics and finance. See below the list of relevant publications for each topic.

I have been working on these topics with various investment firms, listed companies, professional societies (for example,The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Financial Reporting Council (FRC)), NGOs and regulators (for example, HM Treasury).

My research raised interest among finance and accounting professionals. For example, I presented my findings at the HM Treasury (at the Government Finance Function (GFF) festival, the User Preparer Advisory Group meeting and "Bringing Psychology & Social Sciences into Macroeconomics" conference) as well as at the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany (Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (DVFA)). My research on digitalization of accounting and risk communication by governmental departments in the UK was published as a technical research report by ACCA.

I have delivered invited talks and research seminars and organized conferences and workshops at various esteemed academic institutions worldwide.

Moreover, I enjoy being an engaged member of the academic community. I support editorial processes in academic publishing houses and economic, finance and sociological journals by providing numerous referee reports per year. I refereed for Oxford University Press; Columbia University Press; Routledge; Cambridge Journal of Economics; American Journal of Sociology; European Journal of Finance; Journal of Business Ethics; Finance and Society; Big Data & Society; EPA: Economy and Space; Competition & Change; Socio-Economic Review; Economy and Society; Theory, Culture & Society; Research Policy: Policy and Management Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation; Science Studies; Soziale Systeme; Current Sociology; Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science; Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics; History of the Human Sciences.

I was a Chair (2020-2021) and member (2019- 2020) of the nominations committee at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) and member of selection panels at some research foundations.

I also served as an organizer of the school-wide Research Seminar Series at the School of Business, University of Leicester, UK, and the member of the Research Committee at the Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2011-14.

Publications

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2020
Financial modelsIn The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies (pp. 228-243). Routledge. Svetlova, E.Problematizing profit and profitability: discussionsAccounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 33(4), 753-793. Lowe, A., Nama, Y., Bryer, A., Chabrak, N., Dambrin, C., Jeacle, I., Lind, J., Lorino, P., Robson, K., Bottausci, C., Spence, C., Carter, C. & Svetlova, E.https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-10-2019-4223High Frequency Trading und Verantwortung für systemische Risiken am FinanzmarktIn Krise der Zufkunft I: Apokalyptische Diskurse in interdisziplinärer Diskussion (pp. 249-301). Nomos Verlag. Svetlova, E.Financial risk and managementIn Encyclopedia of human geography (pp. 139-145). Svetlova, E. & Thielmann, K.-H.

Other contributions

(I) With respect to financial markets, my research concerns the interactions between financial analysts/asset managers and companies. This entails a specific focus on the valuation of financial instruments, the communication and interpretation of risks, expectations and forecasts, and the roles assumed by diverse financial intermediaries in the processes of valuation and communication:

Corporate risk reporting about Brexit as political communication (2021). Review of Social Economy, 81 (3), 417-441.

Problematizing profit and profitability: A Discussion (2020). Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, 33 (4), 753-793 (with A. Lowe, Y. Nama, A. Bryer, N. Chabrak, C. Dambrin, I. Jeacle, J. Lind, P. Lorino, C. Spence and C. Carter).

Financial Risk and Management, invited contribution to Audrey Kobayashi (ed.) (2020), The Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, vol. 5, Elsevier, pp. 139–145 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

Value without valuation? An example of the cocos market (2018). Critical Perspectives on Accounting 52, 69-78.

Chains of Finance: How Investment Management is Shaped (2017), Oxford University Press (with Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, and Donald MacKenzie). Reviewed in Organisation Studies, Economic Affairs, Journal of Economics, economic sociology newsletter, M@n@gement, New Books Network.

Prognosekulturen an Finanzmärkten (Forecasting cultures in financial markets) (2015). In: A. Hartmann und O. Murawska (eds.), Repräsentationen der Zukunft. Zur kulturellen Matrix des Prognostischen, Bielefeld: transcript, 17-37 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

A general approach to risk disclosure for retail investors (2013). In: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Sahar Bahmani (eds.), Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future Prospects, Nova publishers, 137-151 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

Talking About the Crisis: Performance of Forecasting in Financial Markets (2012). Culture and Organization 18 (2), 155-169.

Plausibility check of consensus: Expectation building in financial markets (2010). Journal of Financial and Economic Practice 10 (1), 101-113.

Default risk assessment of financial assets of the City of Friedrichshafen in the aftermath of financial crisis (2009), expert report, commissioned by the City of Friedrichshafen.

Framing Complexity in Financial Markets. An Example of Portfolio Management (2008). Science, Technology & Innovation Studies 4 (2), 115-130.

Die Macht der Manager: zu Corporate Governance in Russland (The power of managers: On corporate governance in Russia) (2003). Osteuropa Wirtschaft 48 (3), 244-260.

Financial modeling as well as HFT and AI technologies in finance—examining their impact on investment decisions, influence on markets and society, and the associated ethical considerations—have been a particular focus of my interest. Recently, I've also explored the ethical dimensions of AI (including systemic risks) and the roles of biodiversity modeling in finance:

Knowledge politics of modelling in finance: The case of biodiversity models in sustainable finance (forthcoming). In Daniel Barben, Anja Bauer, and Erik Aarden (ed.), the Handbook on Knowledge Politics, Edward Elgar Publishing (with Klaudia Prodani).

Assessing AI and data protection expertise in academia and the financial sector: Insights and recommendations for AI skills development (forthcoming). Journal of Financial Transformation (with Maria Moloney, Cal Muckley, Eleftheria G. Paschalidou, Ioana Coita, Valerio Poti).

AI Ethics and systemic risks in finance (2022), AI and Ethics, 2, 713–725.

High Frequency Trading und Verantwortung für systemische Risiken am Finanzmarkt (High Frequency Trading and responsibility for systemic risks in financial markets) (2020). In: J. Köhrsen, H. Matern und G. Pfleiderer (eds.), Die Krise der Zukunft I. Apokalyptische Diskurse und ihre gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen und Wirkungen, TVZ, 249-301.

Financial Models, invited contribution to C. Borch and R. Wosnitzer (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies (2020), London and New York: Routledge, 228-243.

Herausforderungen für die Finanzethik durch die Komplexität: Ein Plädoyer für Ethik des Nichtwissens(Challenges to financial ethics through complexity: The plea for the ethics of non-knowledge) (2018). In: H. Matern und G. Pfleiderer (eds.), Die Krise der Zukunft II. Verantwortung und Freiheit angesichts apokalyptischer Szenarien, Nomos Verlag, 101-122.

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats? (2018), Edward Elgar Publishing. Reviewed in Oeconomia, Society of Professional Economists network, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Economic Methodology, Economic Issues, economic sociology _the european electronic newsletter, Metascience, New Books Network, Journal of Cultural Economy.

Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics (2016), Palgrave Macmillan, Perspectives from Social Economics series (ed. with Ivan Boldyrev). Reviewed in Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology, economic sociology _the european electronic newsletter, Œconomia - History/ Methodology/ Philosophy, the History of Economic Ideas, ephemera: theory & politics in organization.

Editor of the special section „Models at Work“ (2014). In Science in Context 27(4) (with Vanessa Dirksen).

Modeling beyond application: Epistemic and non-epistemic values in modern science (2014). International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28(1), 79-98.

De-idealization by commentary: The case of financial valuation models (2013). Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science 190(2), 321-337.

On the Performative Power of Financial Models (2012). Economy and Society 41 (3), 418-434.

Theoretical Models as Creative Resources in Financial Markets (2009). In: S. A. Jansen, E. Schröter, N. Stehr (eds.), Rationalität der Kreativität? Multidisziplinäre Beiträge zur Analyse der Produktion, Organisation und Bildung von Kreativität, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 121-135.

(II) I have also explored accounting communication between public sector entities, including local and central governments, and various users of accounting information (such as parliamentarians, NGOs, journalists, and citizens). My focus has centered on accountability and open data initiatives in local governments, as well as digitalization and risk reporting in governmental departments (in the UK and the Netherlands). I investigated the questions of how to increase users' trust and improve accessibility and usability of data.

NGOs, public accountability, and critical accounting education: Making data speak (2023), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 92, Special Issue “NGO accountability and governance” (with S. Pazzi).

Accounting for trust in governmental reporting (2021), ACCA/BAFA research report (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the British Association for Finance and Accounting) (with S. Pazzi).

(III) An important aspect of my research involves theoretical explorations of fundamental concepts in economics and finance, for example, expectations: Here, I examine how expectations are conceptualized in economics and sociology and explore the idea of conceiving economic agents as AI agents who form expectations. Furthermore, I am interested in conceptualizing non-knowledge, sense-making, uncertainty, and probability in economics, finance and sociology.

Economic Expectations and an AI Agent, an invited chapter in Nützenadel, A., I. Köhler, L. Lenel and J. Streb (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Economic Expectations in a Historical Perspective, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2024).

AI meets narratives: the state and future of research on expectation formation in economics and sociology (2022). Socio-Economic Review 20(2), 841–861.

On the relevance of Knight, Keynes and Shackle for unawareness research (2021). Cambridge Journal of Economics, 45(5), 989-1007.

Einleitung: Joint Risk Design in Economics, Finance and Sociology (2016). Soziale Systeme 20(1), 2-8 (with Dirk Baecker)

Decision-theoretic approaches to non-knowledge in economics (2015). In: M. Gross and L. McGoey (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies, Routledge, 349-360 (with Henk van Elst).

„Kleine“ vs. „große“ Welt und der Möglichkeitsbegriff in der Wirtschaftsphilosophie (“Small” vs. “big” world and possibility concept in economic philosophy) (2014). In: B. Priddat and W. Enkelmann (eds.), Was ist? Wirtschaftsphilosophische Erkundungen [What’s up? Investigations in economic philosophy], Marburg: Metropolis, 223-236.

Understanding Crisis: On the Meaning of Uncertainty and Probability (2011). In: O. Dejuan, E. Febrero and C. Marcuzzo (eds.), The First Great Recession of the 21st Century: Competing explanations, Camberley, UK: Edward Elgar publishing, 42-62 (with Matthias Fiedler).

Unternehmer als Sinnstifter: Macht das Sinn? (Entrepreneurs as sensemakers: Does it make sense?) (2010). In: M. N. Ebertz und R. Schützeichel (eds.), Sinnstiftung als Beruf, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 165-179.

Innovation als soziale Sinnstiftung (Innovation as social sensemaking) (2008). In: Peter Seele (ed.), Philosophie des Neuen, Darmstadt: WBG, 166-179.

Sinnstiftung in der Ökonomik: Wirtschaftliches Handeln aus sozialphilosophischer Sicht (Sensemaking in Economics: Economic Action from the Socio-Philosophical Perspective) (2008), Bielefeld: transcript. 

Book reviews:
Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, edited by Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk, LSE Review of Books.

Decision taking, confidence and risk management in banks from early modernity to the 20th century, edited by Korinna Schönhärl, Soziale Systeme, 21(2), 434-439.

Research profiles

I have gathered significant experience in teaching at graduate, undergraduate and executive levels in different institutes and universities and developed competences in delivering the core accounting, finance and management courses. In particular, corporate finance, management accounting and control, foundations of financial accounting, financial analysis and investments, behavioral finance, business ethics (incl. AI ethics) and critical management studies/economic sociology have become important constituents of my teaching portfolio.

I also have long-time experience in teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods.

My teaching philosophy clearly resonates with the UT mission to be a people-centred university of technology that empowers society through sustainable solutions by explicitly combining disciplines and sciences.

First, I always encourage students to be critical about the discussed theories and texts. My approach has been to first rigorously discuss the mainstream finance and accounting concepts in order to subsequently introduce possible alternatives, for example, from science and technology studies (STS), behavioural finance, complexity economics and social studies of finance and accounting.

Second, next to teaching the basic accounting and finance techniques, I have put emphases on the practical relevance of the taught courses. My students benefit from the breadth of my practical experience as financial analyst and portfolio manager as well as from my empirical research in financial markets. Case studies are an integral part of my teaching.

Third, my contacts in the business world allow me to invite top-class guest speakers into my classes and research seminars, for example, companies’ representatives as well as colleagues from CIMA (Charted Institute of Management Accounting) and DVFA (Deutsche Vereinigung der Finanzanalysten) to discuss the most recent developments in accounting and finance.

I also served as an external examiner for undergraduate finance modules (Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Business Economics, Finance & Financial Analysis, Behavioral Finance, Financial Econometrics and Real Options Valuation) at the York School of Management, University of York, UK, in 2019-2021.

I have experience with degree program management and development. In particular, I played a pivotal role as the initiator and member of the task force responsible for the development and successful implementation of the new interdisciplinary bachelor's study program 'Sociology, Politics, and Economics' at Zeppelin University. Later, I contributed to the development of the master program 'Finance, Markets and Organizations' at the University of Leicester, UK.

I am well-trained didactically and possess the University Teaching Qualification certificate (equivalent to CertHE in the UK). I regularly participate in didactical workshops.

Affiliated study programs

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

Several projects and research fellowships have been instrumental in shaping the major strands of my research (see below for details).

(I) Financial markets (financial modeling, valuation, communication between investors and companies, the role of financial intermediaries, impact of financial technologies on markets and society incl. AI ethics):

Digital Finance - Reaching New Frontiers, Horizon Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Industrial Doctoral Network grant, member of the leading consortium (EUR 3.8m), 2024 – 2028.

Finance Research Hub Leader in the ESRC “Re-building macroeconomics network”, National Institute for Economic and Social Research (£250,000 Hub budget + £51,940 buy- out), 2018-20.

Communication of uncertainties about company’s future to capital markets(PI), the EPSRC/ESRC “Models to Decisions (M2D): Decision making under uncertainty” research network (£8,312), 2018.

Research fellow with the project "Crisis Scenarios in Financial Markets, HFT and Ethics" at Research Collegium Helveticum-Basel/the Centre for Religion, Economy and Politics (ZRWP), University of Basel (CHF 20,000), 2014-16.

The ERC project Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets, University of Edinburgh,  (€2,175,000, with D. MacKenzie [PI], I. Hardie, J. Clunie, A. Preda and J. P. Pardo-Guerra), 2013-17.

(II) Public sector accounting (open data initiatives, digitalization, and risk communication by local and central governments):

“Risk reporting for a safe and resilient society: A comparative study of the UK and the Netherlands” (CI), the VU Amsterdam and the University of Twente collaboration funding scheme (EUR 25,000, with G.T. Budding (VU), and S. Pazzi (University of York)), 2022-23.

Accounting for trust in governmental reporting” (PI), seedcorn funding scheme for research on central government reporting, BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association) special interest group “Public services and charities (PSC SIG)” in cooperation with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), HM Treasury and FRC (Financial Reporting Council) (£3,000, with S. Pazzi), 2019-20.

Shaping local government financial reporting: starting from the citizens” (CI), College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research Development Fund, University of Leicester (£4,870, PI: S. Pazzi), 2017-18.

(III) Expectations, unawareness, uncertainty, and sense-making in economics and finance:

Research Fellow with the project on unawareness and risks in financial markets at the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration”, Institute for Advanced Study, 2013-2014.

Grant for the workshop “Joint Risk Design in Economics, Finance and Sociology” (May 15-17, 2014), University of Constance (EUR 7,940), 2014.

Current projects

Risk reporting for a safe and resilient society

A comparative study of the UK and the Netherlands

Risk disclosure by central governments'departments is still a nascent topic in both public sector accounting research and governmental practice. By triangulating the existing literature and explorative semi-structured interviews with departments’ representatives and other stakeholders, we will investigate the attributes of good/balanced/relevant risk reporting in the public sector and identify steps to make governmental risk disclosure more accessible and useful in order to contribute to a safe and resilient society. Comparing risk reporting practices in the UK and the Netherlands, the project will address a number of important questions, including: How can government build and maintain its accountability by improving risk reporting? What has already been achieved? How does the current regulatory context shape the governmental risk disclosure? What is the role of organisational culture? What are the challenges? We will also analyse digitalization and visualization strategies governments apply to report risks. The project will be conducted in collaboration between the Zijlstra Center for Public Control, Governance & Leadership, part of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente.

Digital Finance

Reaching New Frontiers

A competitive European financial sector is vital for the modernization of the European economy across sectors and to turn Europe into a global digital player. We have identified the five most pertinent areas within this domain: Towards a European financial data space; Artificial intelligence for financial markets; Towards explainable and fair AI-generated decisions; Driving digital innovations with Blockchain applications; Sustainability of Digital Finance. The network will specifically train PhD candidates in these topics. For this purpose, we have gathered an internationally recognized network consisting of eight leading European Universities (WU Vienna, HU Berlin, University of Twente, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Bern Business School, Kaunas University of Technology and University of Naples), three major international corporations (Deloitte, Swedbank, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG) with a significant R&D presence across Europe, two SMEs (Cardo AI and Royalton Partners) being some of the most innovative ones in their field, three large and internationally renowned research centres (ARC Greece, EIT Digital and Fraunhofer Institute), BIS and the European Central Bank.

Finished projects

Shaping local government financial reporting: starting from the citizens

The project explores the ways of enhancing public accountability and building up a dialogue between local authorities and citizens through open data initiatives. Drawing on the discussions around participatory budgeting and dialogical accounting, the research contributes to current debates in public sector accounting on the purposes and users of financial reports and is informed by behavioural finance. We particularly analyse the role of NGOs in empowering citizens and fostering transparency, civic participation and financial literacy.

Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets

The project studies how participants in financial markets conduct valuation of financial instruments. The goal is to examine evaluation practices in depth and in their technological and institutional contexts based on interviews and participant observations.

Accounting for trust in governmental reporting

The project supported the HM Treasury’s efforts to enhance user’s trust in governmental reporting. It aims to investigate whether this can be achieved through better accessibility, understandabilty and presentation of accounting data. Risk reporting is a particular focus of the project.

Communication of uncertainties about company’s future to capital markets

The project investigates the severe drawbacks in companies’ recent practices with regard to communicating and visualizing risks and uncertainties to the financial public. While analysing the challenges companies face by communicating the truly uncertain events (e.g., Brexit), the project develops the notion of uncertainty communication in financial markets as a holistic network phenomenon. The investigation into multi-directional flows of information, decisions and money helps to understand the process of co-creation the stories about accounting numbers and companies’ future in the various network links.

I am enthusiastic about contributing to blogs, podcasts and printed media. Please feel free to invite me to speak at your event on topics related to financial modeling, portfolio management, risk/uncertainty and risk reporting, AI in finance and AI ethics (and any other topics related to my research and interests).

See a sample of my media contributions and talks below.

In the press

BLOG CONTRIBUTIONS AND PODCASTS

Cultures of Model Use, the “Re-Building Macroeconomics” blog, 2020 (4 min read).

Financial Models and Society: Villians or Scapegoats? Podacst on New Books Networks (New Books in Finance), 2019 (28 min).

Book Review: Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy edited by Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk, the LSE blog, 2019 (10 min read).

Who is in Control of Markets: Humans or Financial Models?Economic Sociology and Political Economy” blog, 2018.

Is the Financial System Fit for Purpose? Rebuilding Macroeconomics Finanace Hub Introduction, 2018.

Chains of Finance and how they matter, “Socializing Finance” blog, 2017, with Diane-Laure Arjaliès and Philip Grant.

The Great Risk Confusion: The Alchemy of Risk, the German financial blog Blick Log (Notizen über Wirtschaft, Finanzen, Management und mehr), 2013, with Karl-Heinz Thielmann.

Podcast on misunderstanding risks in the financial world, Karlsdialoge Nr. 30, August 6, 2013 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

Contributions to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Börsen-Zeitung.

Interviews with the investor magazine pvm portfolio-vermögen–management, Extra Magazin: Das Magazin für Exchange Traded Funds, the radio station WDR5 and Deutschlandfunk.

 

SOME RECORDED TALKS

Ethics of artificial intelligence in finance, Phinance (Philosophy and Finance Network) Biennial Conference, 2022 (54 min).

Rebuilding Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics/Finance Hub program, Edinburgh, UK, 2019 (20 min).

Uncertainty communication in financial markets, CRUISSE (Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment) network conference, 2018 (32 min).

Imagining the future: how economic actors form expectations, 'Bringing Psychology & Social Sciences into Macroeconomics' conference, HM Treasury, London, UK, 2018 (26 min).

Keynotes/invited talks

-       Economic Expectations and an AI Agent, 'Experience and Expectation
Historical Foundations of Economic Behavior' conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2023.

-   AI meets narratives: the state and future of research on expectation formation in economics and sociology, Socio-Economic Review (SER) café, online, February 9th, 2023.

-    AI ethics in finance: Knowledge and responsibility for AI failure, COST Action “FinTech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance” workshop, Brussels, May 15-16, 2023.

-    Models and Simulations 9, international bi-annual conferences, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, forthcoming.

-       “AI in finance: practical applications and ethical considerations”, invited research seminar at the Summer School of RAAII  LatAm (Latin America AI network https://www.riiaa.org/),  October 1, 2022.

-         “AI Ethics and systemic risks in finance”, FinanceCom conference (https://www.financecom2022.nl/), University of  Twente, Enschede, August 23-24, 2022.

-         “Risk ignorance and production of willingness to invest in finance”, PRiFIN Project workshop “Perception of Risk in the Financial System”, Coventry University (online), June 18, 2022.

-         ”Economic Expectations in an Age of Artificial Intelligence”, Workshop “Temporalities of Capitalism”, University of Bern, Switzerland, June 23-25, 2022;

-         “AI Ethics and Systemic Risks in Finance”, workshop “AI and responsibilities: How are ethical standards integrated in technical systems? Examples from finance and smart cities”, Laval University, Québec, Canada, March 22-23, 2022 (online).

-        “NGOs, public accountability, and critical accounting education: Making data speak”, research seminar series at Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Research, India, November 23, 2021 (online).

-       “On responsibility for performative actions”, workshop “Reactivity, Prediction and Intervention in the Human Sciences”, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 18-20, 2021.

-        “Accounting for trust in governmental reporting”, Government Finance Function (GFF) festival, HM Treasury, UK, October 1, 2020.

-      “Accounting for trust in governmental reporting”, HM Treasury User Preparer Advisory Group meeting, UK, September 25, 2020.

-         “Cyber security as a principal risk: Challenges for corporate reporting”, International webinar “Financial Services Industry & Cyber Security”, University of Haridwar, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra and DR CBS Cyber Security Services, Jaipur, India, 2020.

-          Workshop “Money and finance in a time of flux: economy, space, time and value”, Independent Social Research Foundation, London, UK, 2019.

-       “The notion of crisis and expectations in economics and sociology: An example of Brexit”, workshop “Crisis of expectations – expectations of crisis”, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, 2019.

-      Charles Gide Workshop “Evolutions of the Disciplinary Boundaries of Economics with the Other Sciences”, TELUQ University, Montreal, Canada, 2019.

-     “Economics and the Plastic Arts”, Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK, 2019.

-   Imagining the future: how economic actors form expectations”, Bringing Psychology & Social Sciences into Macroeconomics conference, HM Treasury, London, UK, 2018.

-        DFG (German Research Foundation) workshop „Sociology of Economic Knowledge“, University of Gießen, Germany, 2018.

-     Conference “Chains of Value: How Intermediaries Evaluate Financial Instruments”, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2017.

-    Research Colloquium on Crowd Dynamics and Financial Markets, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 2016.

 

Invited research seminars at the University of Nottingham, UK, 2020; De Montfort University, UK, 2018; the Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, France, 2017; University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2017; Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris, France, 2015; the Kiel Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Kiel, Germany, 2014.

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