Dr Ekaterina Svetlova

Associate Professor in Finance and Accounting Ekaterina Svetlova

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1981
  • Email: es285@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.08, Heron Building, Brookfield
  • Office hours: By appointment only
  • Personal details

I joined the School in January 2015. Previously, I was a researcher and a lecturer at the University of Constance (Constance, Germany), Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen, Germany) and University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland). I also used to work as a portfolio manager and financial analyst at DIT – Deutscher Investment Trust (now Allianz Global Investors) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In June 2018, I was appointed the leader of the Finance Hub of the ESRC Rebuilding Macroeconomics network at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London.

Teaching

Management Accounting (BSc core) – Module leader

Management Accounting (MSc/MBA elective) – Module leader, team

Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment (MSc core) – Module leader

Behavioural Finance (BSc elective) Module leader

Undergraduate dissertations - Supervisor

Previous Teaching

Behavioural Finance (MSc core) – Module leader

Introduction to Accountancy (BA Management Studies)

Management Tutorials (undergraduate studies)

MBA, MSc Dissertations - Supervisor

Administrative responsibilities

Personal Tutor (undergraduate and masters)

Supervision

Themes for PhD theses

Financial markets

Portfolio management/Security analysis

Social studies of finance

Decision-making under risk and uncertainty

Finance ethics and business ethics

Publications

Forthcoming publications and working papers

Problematizing profit and profitability, in Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal (forthcoming, with A. Bryer, N. Chabrak, C. Dambrin, I. Jeacle, J. Lind, P. Lorino, C. Spence and C. Carter)

Financial Risk and Management, invited contribution to The Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Audrey Kobayashi (ed.), Elsevier (forthcoming, with Karl-Heinz Thielmann).

Financial Models, invited contribution to The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies (forthcoming).

Pazzi, S., & Svetlova, E. (2018). Re-shaping and explaining local governments’ calculative practice. The Case of Open Bilanci, working paper presented at the New Public Sector Seminar “Calculative Practice and the Shaping of Public Service”, University of Edinburgh Business School.

Pazzi, S., & Svetlova, E. (2019a). NGOs, public accountability and educational engagement: The Case of Open Polis, working paper presented at the Research Day “Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability”, University of Sheffield.

Pazzi, S., & Svetlova, E. (2019b). Vision, voice and legitimacy: A case of an Italian NGO, working paper presented at the conference Charities, non-profits and NGOs: (re)building trust and legitimacy at the CNPR, Queen’s University Belfast.

Most recent publications

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats? (2018), Edward Elgar Publishing. Reviewed in Financial Analysts Journal and Economic Issues. Featured in the book forum podcast at the Futures of Finance and Society conference in Edinburgh, 6 - 7 December 2018.

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

Value without valuation? An example of the cocos market (2018). 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). Reviewed in: Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology, economic sociology _the european electronic newsletter, Œconomia - History/ Methodology/ Philosophy, History of Economic Ideas.

Full listing of publications

Monograph

Financial Models and Society: Villains or Scapegoats? (2018, forthcoming), Edward Elgar Publishing.

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

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 (2018). 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

High Frequency Trading und Verantwortung für systemische Risiken am Finanzmarkt (High Frequency Trading and responsibility for systemic risks in financial markets) (forthcoming 2017). In: Jens Köhrsen, Harald Matern und Georg Pfleiderer (eds.), Die Krise der Zukunft II. Verantwortung und Freiheit angesichts apokalyptischer Szenarien, Nomos Verlag.

Herausforderungen für die Finanzethik durch die Komplexität: Ein Plädoyer für Ethik des Nichtwissens (Challenges to financial ethics through complexity: The plea for the ethics of non-knowledge) (forthcoming 2017). In: Harald Matern und Georg Pfleiderer (eds.), Die Krise der Zukunft I. Apokalyptische Diskurse und ihre gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen und Wirkungen, Nomos Verlag.

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.

Book Review

Decision taking, confidence and risk management in banks from early modernity to the 20th century. By Korinna Schönhärl (ed.). Book review. Soziale Systeme (forthcoming).

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