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Money and Finance Reading Group

YSI Reading Group on Money and Finance

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February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Jan Toporowski

Professor of Economics and Finance SOAS University of London


This reading group has been created to amplify and deep our knowledge on money and finance from a wide perspective that can embrace the complexity of money’s nature, thus, the complexity of the financial system and its dynamics. Moreover, as it was cleverly unveiled by Émile Zola in his book L’Argent, the first book discussed in this reading group, money and finance are rooted in every sphere of human beings (social, political, religious, personal, etc.), therefore, their inquiring and comprehension cannot neglect this this reality.

The reading group started with an initial selection of books proposed by Professor Jan Toporowski, however, the path we will walk together will be opened and determined by the interests and tastes of the group members.

Here the first three readings:

Zola Émile, L’Argent, 1891      Discussed

Schumpeter, J.A.S. History of Economic Analysis, Chapter 8 on ‘Money, Credit and Cycles’.  This chapter will be divided in two sessions. The first session will be on 25/01/24 and include sections 1 – 5 (From page 1040 to page 1074), the second will be on 29/02/2024 and include sections 6 – 9 (From page 1074 to page 1101).


Discussion of Schumpeter’s Chapter with the contribution of Professor Jan Toporowski. 14th of March 18.h CET.

Chick, V. ‘The Evolution of the Banking System and the Theory of Saving, Investment and Interest’ Économies et Sociétés Série MP no. 3 1986 and Arestis and Dow (eds.) On Money, Method and Keynes, Selected Essays of Victoria Chick 1992.     TBD

Hosted by Working Group(s):


Ignacio Juncos

Arpan Chakraborty

Michael Loebach

Collins Odogwu

Ragini Khurana

Stephen Snider

Mohammad Hamdy

Rok Piletic

Alessandro Bonetti

Lydia Marsden

Sana Fatima

Guillermo Matamoros

Juliet Marango

Purity Njagala

Bryan U Kauma

Julia Bustamante Silva

Adalberto Figueroa Velez

peeyush sharma

Suvetha Venkatachalapathi

Kriti Sharma

Shula Mulenga Sikaona

Tqueenisha Gandhi

Ahmed Abosaif