Professor Donald MacKenzie has been awarded a European Commission grant, worth more than £1.5 million, to investigate evaluation practices in financial markets.
The project, EPIFM, will explore from a social science perspective how finance professionals evaluate financial instruments, such as shares and bonds, and how these evaluation practices impact on the operation of financial markets.
The cross-disciplinary research team will study evaluation practices within their technological and institutional settings.
The researchers will gather information through a combination of:
It is hoped the project will help develop a new research specialism in social studies of finance.
This was one of 16 awards granted to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences during the month of June.
To find out more about other awards granted across the University, read ERI’s KPI reports.
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This article was published on Jul 26, 2012