Automating Finance: Infrastructures, Engineers, and the Making of Electronic Markets

Book Description

Trading floors are a thing of the past. Thanks to a combination of computers, high-speed and , millions of transactions now happen in fractions of a second. This book studies the automation of stock in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, identifying the invisible actors, devices, and politics that were central to the creation of trading. In addition to offering a detailed account of how stock exchanges wrestled with , the book also invites readers to rethink the nature of markets in modern societies. Markets, it argues, are sites for the creation of relations, and in studying how these relations changed through , the book highlights the sources, dynamics, and consequences of automation. In this respect, the book is both a history of automation in finance and a sociological analysis of the way in which automation gradually changed the lives and work of key financial actors.

Book Details

  • Title: Automating Finance: Infrastructures, Engineers, and the Making of Electronic Markets
  • Author:
  • Length: 370 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2019-06-27
  • ISBN-10: 1108496423
  • ISBN-13: 9781108496421
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