Money And Calculation: Economic and Sociological Perspectives

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

EditorMassimo Amato, Luigi Doria, Luca Fantacci

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Money is an important instrument of calculation: as a unit of account and means of payment, it serves the purpose of exchange. Yet, it is increasingly becoming itself an object of exchange and calculation on financial markets, which tend less to the production and exchange of real goods. The question therefore is: has the economy lost its measure?

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Money is an important instrument of calculation: as a unit of account and means of payment, it serves the purpose of exchange. Yet, it is increasingly becoming itself an object of exchange and calculation on financial markets, which tend less to the production and exchange of real goods. The question therefore is: has the economy lost ...

MASSIMO AMATO teaches economic history and history of economic thought at Bocconi University, Italy. His publications concern the history of money and of monetary thought. His more recent book entitled: The Enigma of Money deals with the phenomenological foundations of money as an institution. LUIGI DORIA has carried out research and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277772

ISBN - 13:9780230277779

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Table of Contents

Introduction; M.Amato, L.Doria& L.Fantacci
Money is the Scribe of a Market Economy; J.Cartelier
Money without Value, Accounting without Measure: How Economic Theory can Better Fit the Economic and Monetary System We Live; Y.Biondi
Silence is Gold. Some Preliminary Notes on Money, Speech, and Calculation; M.Amato
What Kind of Calculation is implied in the Money Rate of Interest?; L.Fantacci
A Time and a Place for Everything: Foundations of Commodity Money; D.Bryan& M.Rafferty
Calculating Life and Money as Resources; L.Doria
Repressed Futures: Financial Derivatives' Theological Unconscious; B.Maurer
Representing and Modelling: The Case of Portfolio Management; H.Kalthoff& U.Vormbusch
Brief Encounters: Calculation and the Interaction Order of Anonymous Electronic Markets; A.Preda