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Stories of capitalism : inside the role of financial analysts

Author: Stefan Leins
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthropological analysis of the role of financial analysts in modern finance, how they generate their predictions and make them seem credible.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Leins
ISBN: 9780226523392 022652339X 9780226523422 022652342X
OCLC Number: 1078519050
Description: ix, 194 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Meeting the predictors --
The problem with forecasting in economic theory --
Inside Swiss banking --
Among financial analysts --
Intrinsic value, market value, and the search for information --
The construction of an investment narrative --
The politics of circulating narratives --
Analysts as animators --
Why the economy needs narratives
Responsibility: Stefan Leins

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"Leins opens up a bedeviling puzzle. Why do financial analysts exist? Their job is to create forecasts, but economic theory calls such prognostications voodoo. Leins takes readers inside the Swiss Read more...

 
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