Valeur financière et vérité

Enquête d'anthropologie politique sur l'évaluation des entreprises cotées en bourse
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An anthropologist among analysts and traders! Horacio Ortiz analyses how these "experts" state the value of companies listed on the stock exchange and reveals the contradictions and weaknesses of this activity whose issues are crucial for the economic, political and social interest and yet poorly understood . Read More

The financial industry plays an increasingly key role in all economic activities, and yet its actors and procedures remain poorly understood by the public. As an anthropologist, Ortiz thus dove into the world of analysts and fund managers and completed three, several month-long stints in a brokerage firm, in a hedge fund advisory and a multinational third-party fund management company in France and in the United States before the subprime crisis.

In the name of market efficiency, the financial industry determines the value of companies listed on the stock exchange using a standardised methodology of neo-liberal leaning that is backed by existing financial regulations. The value of companies thus becomes a 'truth' established by finance experts, making the latter the arbiters of the distribution of monetary resources on a global scale and consequently, of social justice.

The author immersed himself in the world of finance during several years, working as an analyst in financial companies in Paris and New York. His perspective on the practices and daily experiences of brokers, traders and other fund managers — at times depicted rather bluntly — demonstrates just to what extent the 'truth of the value' that they determine is problematic. In reality quite far removed from the liberal utopia to which they allude, these 'true values' are the product of many contradictory injunctions and procedures, monitored by workers who work both in competition and symbiosis, both as individuals and as company representatives.

Horacio Ortiz is a researcher at the Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, MINES ParisTech. He holds a degree from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales(EHESS), the New School for Social Research, and Sciences Po. He is currently studying the world of finance in China.


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Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Horacio Ortiz,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
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Publisher Category
> Political Economics > Banks - the Financial Markets
Publisher Category
> Political Science > Governance
Publisher Category
> Fields > Governance
Publisher Category
> Political Economics
Publisher Category
> Politics
Publisher Category
> Society
Publisher Category
> Sociology
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Credit
Presses de Sciences Po
Title First Published
13 May 2014
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography, Lexicon

Paperback


Publication Date
13 May 2014
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1535-7
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 184
Code
9782724615357
Dimensions
13.8 x 21 x 0.8 cm
Weight
228 grams
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22.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
30 October 2014
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1537-1
Extent
Main content page count : 184
Code
9782724615371
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
List Price
18.99 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


INTRODUCTION

L'industrie financière au centre d'une distribution de ressources globale
Une anthropologie politique des pratiques financières
Des enquêtes de terrain à l'ouvrage

Chapitre 1 / L'ESPACE ORGANISATIONNEL
DE LA VÉRITÉ DE LA VALEUR
Une activité commerciale et salariée
Un concept entre théorie et pratique
Des gestes quotidiens dans un espace global

Chapitre 2 / L'ÉVALUATION
COMME OPINION PERSONNELLE
L’investisseur multiple et disséminé
La personnalité évaluatrice comme effet de règles procédurales
Un agencement dans le quotidien des pratiques

Chapitre 3 / LA VÉRITÉ DE LA VALEUR
COMME RÉSULTAT DES MARCHÉS EFFICIENTS
Un concept fondamental dans les procédures d’évaluation
L’industrie financière comme espace social de l’efficience des marchés
Une justification de l’évaluation financière dans un espace global

Chapitre 4 / LA VÉRITÉ DE LA VALEUR
COMME ASSEMBLAGE POLITIQUE
Un assemblage épistémologique dans un espace social restreint
L’effet de la recherche procédurale du profit
La vérité comme réalité de la valeur : un assemblage politique

CONCLUSION
La vérité de la valeur comme pratique dans l’industrie financière
L’activité de l’industrie financière comme enjeu politique
La vérité de la valeur d’une crise à l’autre

Annexe / LEXIQUE DES PROFESSIONS ET TÂCHES COMMERCIALES RENCONTRÉES DANS L’ENQUÊTE