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Stories of CapitalismInside the Role of Financial Analysts$
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Stefan Leins

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226523392

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.001.0001

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Meeting the Predictors

Meeting the Predictors

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(p.1) 1 Meeting the Predictors
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Stories of Capitalism
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Stefan Leins

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0001

This chapter introduces the research setting and shows how this book is relevant to anyone that aims to understand the underlying principles of today’s financial market capitalism. It situates the ethnographic study of financial analysts in the current academic debates on neoliberal practices and performative economics and introduces the role of narratives as an important, yet little regarded, topic in the study of financial market practices.

Keywords:   banking practices, efficient markets, ethnography, prediction, forecasting, narratives, performativity, speculation

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