Finance, Debt & Society


Financial markets have become larger, deeper and more complex, exerting increasing influence over our everyday lives.

This research theme explores the political, institutional, economic, technological and cultural dynamics of change in the financial and monetary sphere, and its effects on society.

This includes a focus on the processes of financialization and the changing sociology of financial networks; the sustainability of a debt-based economy for firms and households; financial risk and evolving patterns of macroeconomic policy and governance; financial innovation and crisis; the shifting balance and character of monetary and fiscal policy; and the co-evolution of large global financial centres and tax competition.

Read about our research agenda on Finance, Debt & Society.