Michael Pryke

by JCE February 3, 2015

Michael Pryke is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University. He works in the area of cultural economy, with a particular interest in the spatio-temporalities of money and finance. Recent work has explored derivatives as a new money imaginary; the emergence of weather derivatives; the growing use of visualisation software in financial markets; carbon markets; and the financialisation of infrastructure. Presently he is working with colleagues investigating the development and translation of modes of financing infrastructure across key financial centres from Sydney, through New York, to London, and the emergent financial topologies that result from the making of a market in this new investment asset. This project is funded by an Australian Research Council ‘Discovery’ Grant.