How Noise Matters to Finance

9781517901578: Paperback
Release Date: 6th July 2016

Dimensions: 127 x 178

Number of Pages: 60

Series Forerunners: Ideas First

University of Minnesota Press

How Noise Matters to Finance

Paperback / £6.99

As scores of crises over the past century have shown, the stock market is manipulable and manipulated. The market is composed of human-made machines, which are affected by a lack of predictability more fundamental than the human: the noise of the material world. N. Adriana Knouf draws on historical and contemporary documents to show how noise—sonic, informatic, or otherwise—affects the ways in which financial markets function. How Noise Matters to Finance draws on different forms of financial noise, paying attention to how materiality and the interference of humans and machines causes the meanings of noise to shift over space and time.

Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

N. Adriana Knouf is assistant professor of cinema and media studies at Wellesley College.