Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Global Futures: Uncertainty, Displacement, Security

Risk Studies Reading List: Financial and Institutional Risk

This list compiles works that address risk in economic and financial contexts, particularly in moments of major economic change. This list further considers the role of institutions in defining and assessing risk, as well as the ways in which risk is addressed through the concept of governmentality. This list also considers the institutional history of risk through examinations of quantification that occur in financial and insurance contexts.

Alexander, C. (2005). The present and future of financial risk management. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 3(1), 3-25.

Bouk, D. (2015). How our days became numbered: Risk and the rise of the statistical individual. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Curran, D. (2015). Risk illusion and organized irresponsibility in contemporary finance: Rethinking class and risk society. Economy and Society, 44(3), 392-417.

Ewald, François. (1998). Insurance and risk. In G. Burchell et al. (Eds.) The Foucault effect: Studies in governmentality (pp. 197-210). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Heimer, C.A. (2003). Insurers as moral actors. In R. V. Ericson and A. Doyle (Eds.) Risk and morality, (pp. 284-316). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Li, S. (2003). Future trends and challenges of financial risk management in the digital economy. Managerial Finance.

Short, J. F., & Clarke, L. (Eds.). (1992). Organizations, uncertainties, and risk. Boulder: Westview Press.

Van de Venter, G., Michayluk, D., & Davey, G. (2012). A longitudinal study of financial risk tolerance. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(4), 794-800.

Vlaev, I., Chater 1, N., & Stewart, N. (2009). Dimensionality of risk perception: Factors affecting consumer understanding and evaluation of financial risk. The Journal of Behavioral Finance, 10(3), 158-181.

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