Digital KOLLEG-LECTURE by Prof. Matthias Thiemann, PhD (SciencesPo) on Central banks’ engagement with climate change
When: Wed, 25.01.2023 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Futures of Sustainability” is pleased to invite you to the following digital KOLLEG-LECTURE:
25 January 2023, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (CET)
Digital KOLLEG-LECTURE: Lecture by Prof. Matthias Thiemann, PhD (SciencesPo, Centre d`études européennes et de politique comparée, Paris): “Central banks’ engagement with climate change: agents of control, transformation or modernization?”
Comment by Prof. Dr. Aaron Sahr (Hamburg Institute for Social Research HIS)
Prof. Matthias Thiemann, PhD, is Fellow at our Centre. Matthias Thiemann is a sociologist with close affinities to political economy. In his work, he seeks to analyze how financial market regulators seek to shape the behavior of market actors and reshape markets in order to prevent financial instability. In his time at the Centre, he investigates the engagement of central banks with the theme of climate change and their attempt to steer financial market actors both to incorporate the risks from this phenomenon as well as to contribute to the transition of the economy towards a carbon-neutral mode of production ("green finance").
- Thiemann, M., T. Buettner and O. Kessler. 2022. Beyond market neutrality? Central banks and the problem of climate change. Finance and Society, available here: http://financeandsociety.ed.ac.uk/ojs-images/financeandsociety/FS_Thiemann_et_al_EarlyView.pdf
- Coombs, N. and M. Thiemann. 2022. Recentering central banks: Theorizing state-economy boundaries as central bank effects. Economy and Society (51 (4), pp. 535-558, available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03085147.2022.2118450
- Thiemann, M. 2022. Growth at risk: Boundary walkers, stylized facts and the legitimacy of countercyclical interventions. Economy and Society 51 (4), pp. 630-654; available here: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03085147.2022.2117341
Prof. Dr. Aaron Sahr is an economic sociologist and heads the research group "Monetary Sovereignty" at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. As a visiting professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, he teaches on the sociology of money, economic theory and the history of capitalism.
- Sahr, Aaron (2022): Die monetäre Maschine. Eine Kritik der finanziellen Vernunft. München: C.H. Beck
- Sahr, Aaron (2022): Keystroke Capitalism. How Banks Create Money for the Few, London: Verso
- Sahr, Aaron und Müller, Carolin (2022): Contested privatisation: on the state of monetary sovereignty in the euro zone. In: Christopher Smith (Hg.): Sovereignty. A global perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 210-234.
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