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Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Stefan Leins


Why do financial analysts exist in the market? Stories of Capitalism seeks to find an anthropological explanation to a question economists have failed to answer. Building on recent developments in anthropology and the social studies of finance, it provides the first full-scale ethnography on financial analysts and their market practices. Drawing on 24 months of fieldwork, Stories of Capitalism looks at financial analysis from three different angles. First, it describes financial analysts as a sub-professional group and focuses on how they differentiate themselves from other bankers to become a ... More

Keywords: economic anthropology, anthropology of finance, neoliberalism, financial analysis, valuation, ethnography, Swiss banking, forecasting, prediction, narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226523392
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Leins, author
University of Zurich