Dr Ekaterina Svetlova

Associate Professor in AccountingEkaterina Svetlova

Contact

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1981
  • Email: es285@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 115, Fielding Johnson Building
  • Office hours: Tuesday 11.00 to 12.00 noon and Friday 10.00 to 11.00 am
  • Biography

Ekaterina joined the School in January 2015. Previously, she was a researcher and a lecturer at the University of Constance (Constance, Germany), Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen, Germany) and University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland). She also used to work as a portfolio manager and financial analyst at DIT – Deutscher Investment Trust (now Allianz Global Investors) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Research Interests

Economic sociology;

Social studies of finance;

Social studies of science and technology;

Social studies of modelling;

Risk, uncertainty and ignorance in economics, sociology and philosophy;

Economic philosophy (economic methodology, philosophy of science, business ethics).

Teaching

Management Accounting (BSc core)

Management Accounting (MSc/MBA elective)

Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment (MSc core)

Behavioural Finance (BSc elective)

Administrative  Responsibilities

Member of the organizing team for the Research Seminar Series within the Accounting & Finance subject group.

Most Recent Publications

Value without valuation? An example of the cocos market (in print). In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, special issue on Critical Finance.

Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics (2016) , Perspectives from Social Economics series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (with Ivan Boldyrev).

Special issue “Joint Risk Design in Economics, Finance and Sociology” in Soziale Systeme (forthcoming, 2016) (with Dirk Baecker).

Chains of Finance: How Investment Management is Shaped (forthcoming, 2017), Oxford University Press (with Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, and Donald MacKenzie).

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats? (in preparation), Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

Full Listing of Publications

Monograph
Sinnstiftung in der Ökonomik: Wirtschaftliches Handeln aus sozialphilosophischer Sicht (Sensemaking in Economics: Economic action from the viewpoint of social philosophy) (2008), Bielefeld: transcript.

Editing

The special issue “Joint Risk Design in Economics, Finance and Sociology” in Soziale Systeme (forthcoming) (with Dirk Baecker).

Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics (2016) , Perspectives from Social Economics series, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (with Ivan Boldyrev).

The special section „Models at Work“ (2014) in Science in Context 27(4) (with Vanessa Dirksen).

Journal articles
Value without valuation? An example of the cocos market (forthcoming). In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, special issue on Critical Finance.

Models at Work – Models in Decision-making. Introduction to the special section “Models at Work” (2014). In: Science in Context 27(4), 561-577 (with Vanessa Dirksen).

Modeling beyond application: Epistemic and non-epistemic values in modern science (2014). In: International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28(1), 79-98.

De-idealization by commentary: the case of financial valuation models (2013). In: Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science 190(2), 321-337.

On the Performative Power of Financial Models (2012). In: Economy and Society 41 (3), 418-434.

Talking About the Crisis: Performance of Forecasting in Financial Markets (2012). In: Culture and Organization 18 (2), 155-169.

Plausibility check of consensus: Expectation building in financial markets (2010). In: Journal of Financial and Economic Practice 10 (1), 101-113.

Sensemaking in Economics: Economic Activity from a Social-Philosophical Perspective (2010), PhD thesis summary. In: The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3 (1), 136-138.

Do I See What the Market Doesn’t See?: Counterfactual Thinking in Financial Markets (2009). In: Historical Social Research 34 (2), 147-157.

Framing Complexity in Financial Markets. An Example of Portfolio Management (2008). In: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies 4 (2), 115-130.

Die Macht der Manager: zu Corporate Governance in Russland (2003). In: Osteuropa Wirtschaft  48 (3), 244-260.

Book chapters

Performativity and Emergence of Institutions (2016). In: Ivan Boldyrev and Ekaterina Svetlova (eds.), Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics, Perspectives from Social Economics series, Palgrave Macmillan, 183-200.

After the Turn: How the Performativity of Economics Matters (2016). In: Ivan Boldyrev and Ekaterina Svetlova (eds.), Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics, Perspectives from Social Economics series, Palgrave Macmillan (with Ivan Boldyrev), 1-27.

Modelling as a case for the empirical philosophy of science (2015). In: Wagenknecht, Susann, Nersessian, Nancy J., Andersen, Hanne (Eds.), Empirical Philosophy of Science: Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics SAPERE), Springer, 65 - 82.

Decision-theoretic approaches to non-knowledge in economics (2015). In: Matthias Gross and Linsey McGoey (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies, Routledge, 349-360 (with Henk van Elst).

Prognosekulturen an Finanzmärkten (Forecasting cultures in financial markets) (2015). In: Andreas Hartmann und Oliwia Murawska (eds.), Repräsentationen der Zukunft. Zur kulturellen Matrix des Prognostischen, Bielefeld: transcript, 17-37 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

„Kleine“ vs. „große“ Welt und der Möglichkeitsbegriff in der Wirtschaftsphilosophie (“Small” vs. “big” world and possibility concept in economic philosophy) (2014), an invited chapter to Birger Priddat and Wolf Enkelmann (eds.), Was ist? Wirtschaftsphilosophische Erkundungen [What’s up? Investigations in economic philosophy], Marburg: Metropolis, 223-236.

A General Approach to risk disclosure for retail investors (2013), invited chapter in: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Sahar Bahmani (eds.), Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future Prospects, Nova publishers, 137-151 (with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

How is non-knowledge represented in economic theory? (2013). In: Birger Priddat and Alihan Kaballak (eds.), Ungewissheit als Herausforderung für die ökonomische Theorie: Nichtwissen, Ambivalenz und Entscheidung, Marburg: Metropolis, 41-72 (with Henk van Elst).
Published as: Svetlova, E. and van Elst, H. (2013), Феномен неполного знания будущего в экономической теории. In: Voprosy Ekonomiki 8, 83-105.

Understanding Crisis: On the Meaning of Uncertainty and Probability (2011). In: Oscar Dejuan Asenjo und Crisitina Marcuzzo (eds.), The Recession of 2008. Competing explanations, Camberley, UK: Edward Elgar publishing, 42-62 (with Matthias Fiedler).

What you see is what you get; what you don’t see gets you: Transparenz in den Zeiten der Finanzkrise (2010). In: Stephan A. Jansen, Eckhard Schröter und Nico Stehr (Hrsg.): Transparenz. Multidisziplinäre Durchsichten durch Phänomene und Theorien des Undurchsichtigen, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 82-96.

Unternehmer als Sinnstifter: Macht das Sinn? (Entrepreneurs as sensemakers: Does it make sense?)(2010). In: Michael N. Ebertz und Rainer Schützeichel (eds.), Sinnstiftung als Beruf, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 165-179.

Theoretical Models as Creative Resources in Financial Markets (2009). In: Stephan A. Jansen, Eckhard Schröter, Nico Stehr (eds.), Rationalität der Kreativität? Multidisziplinäre Beiträge zur Analyse der Produktion, Organisation und Bildung von Kreativität, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 121-135.

Komplexität an den Finanzmärkten: Das Beispiel des Portfoliomanagements (2009). In: Johannes Weyer und Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer (eds.), Management komplexer Systeme: Konzepte für die Bewältigung von Intransparenz, Unsicherheit und Chaos, München: Oldenbourg-Verlag, 185-199.

Innovation als soziale Sinnstiftung (Innovation as social sensemaking)(2008). In: Peter Seele (ed.), Philosophie des Neuen, Darmstadt: WBG, 166-179.

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