The Conference FUTURE€$ – Prospective Money and Money’s Prospects, which I’m organising together with Axel Paul and Cornelius Moriz, will take place from 24-26 September 2015 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Futures posterIn February we circulated a Call for Papers that generated an overwhelming response in terms of cutting-edge submissions, from which we could select the very best and put together a set of panels on the nature of money, the Euro crisis, and new monetary technologies. This comes in addition to a stream of talks from leading scholars of money worldwide. A main highlight of the conference is the evening roundtable on Friday 25 September, which assembes four prominent panelists (Christoph Fleischmann, Keith Hart, Dimitris Sotiropoulos, and Rainer Voss) to reflect on the problematic role played by money in our present political-economic juncture.

The conference will bring together multidisciplinary and exploratory perspectives on the nature(s) and future(s) of money. With this list of speakers (from academia, practice, activism and media), it may well be the academic event of the year in its field:

  • Massimo Amato (Bocconi University, Milan)
  • Eske Bockelmann (TU Chemnitz)
  • Philipp Degens (University of Cologne)
  • Christoph Deutschmann (University of Tübingen)
  • Josué Quintana Diaz (University of Frankfurt)
  • Nigel Dodd (London School of Economics)
  • Rachel O’Dwyer (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Elena Esposito (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
  • Lorenzo Esposito (Bank of Italy, Rome)
  • Luca Fantacci (Bocconi University, Milan)
  • Christoph Fleischmann (Journalist)
  • Keith Hart (London School of Economics & University of Pretoria)
  • Joseph Huber (University of Halle)
  • Klaus Kraemer (University of Graz)
  • Duncan Lindo (University of Leeds)
  • Bill Maurer (University of California, Irvine)
  • Giuseppe Mastromatteo (Catholic University, Milan)
  • Michael Rafferty (University of Sydney)
  • Robert Seyffert (University of Konstanz)
  • Dimitris Sotiropoulos (Open University Business School, UK)
  • Ute Tellmann (University of Hamburg)
  • Rainer Voss (from the film “Master of the Universe”)
  • Beat Weber (National Bank of Austria OeNB, Vienna).

The full conference programme can be downloaded here. All other information, including how to register, on