Emotions in Finance examines the views of experienced elites in the international financial world. It argues the current financial era is driven by a utopianism - a hope - that the future can be collapsed into the present. It points out policy implications of this short-term view at the unstable peak of global finance." "This book provides a timely account of the influence of emotion and speculation on the world's increasingly volatile financial sector. The author includes absorbing interview material from public and private bankers in the United States, UK and Australia.
Global markets or social relations of money -- Emotion in the kingdom of rationality -- The financial media as institutional trust agencies -- Emotions in the boardroom -- Credibility and confidence in the central banks -- Hierarchies of trust -- Overwhelmed by numbers -- The time utopia in finance -- The implications: emotions and rationality.