Associate Professor Martijn Konings

PhD York
Associate Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6982

Biographical details

My research interests are at the intersection of political economy and social theory, with a focus on money and finance especially in the US context. I have published a book on the historical development of American finance, and a book on the psychological and affective aspects of money and capitalism is forthcoming in 2015. Please see below for a representative sample of my other publications. Currently I am working on two projects: a book on neoliberalism, co-authored with Damien Cahill, for Polity's "key concepts" series; and a conceptual history of financial governance, with specific reference to the role of the Federal Reserve in the current conjuncture - tentatively titled "State of Speculation". Together with Melinda Cooper I am editing a new book series, Transactions: Critical Studies in Finance, Economy and Theory, published by Duke University Press.


Prospective research students are welcome to contact me to discuss their projects.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Financial globalization and money in the periphery: exploring the everyday experience of financial risk in Pakistan Antonia SETTLE

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • The Rise of the Federal Reserve; Konings M; United States Studies Centre/Research Support.
  • The Rise of the Federal Reserve; Konings M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
  • Social Studies of Finance; Allon F, Cooper M, Bryan R, Konings M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Konings, M. (2015). The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The Development of American Finance. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Fridell, G., Konings, M. (2013). Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Konings, M. (2010). The Great Credit Crash. London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2009). American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Konings, M. (2016). Governing the System: Risk, Finance, and Neoliberal Reason. European Journal of International Relations.
  • Cooper, M., Konings, M. (2016). Pragmatics of Money and Finance: Beyond Performativity and Fundamental Value. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2016). The Spirit of Austerity. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(1), 86-100. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M., Konings, M. (2015). Contingency and Foundation: Rethinking Money, Debt and Finance After the Crisis. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 114(2), 239-250. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2015). State of Speculation: Contingency, Measure and the Politics of Plastic Value. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 114(2), 251-282. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2015). The Paradox of Economism. Finance and Society, 1(2), 27-29. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2014). Financial Affect. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory), 15(1), 37-53. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2012). Imagined Double Movements: Progressive Thought and the Specter of Neoliberal Populism. Globalizations, 9(4), 609-622. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2011). Money as Icon. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 14(3), 1-14.
  • Engele, E., Konings, M., Fernandez, R. (2010). Geographies of financialization in disarray: The dutch case in comparative perspective. Economic Geography, 86(1), 53-73. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). Neoliberalism and the American state. Critical Sociology, 36(5), 741-765. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). Renewing State Theory. Politics (Oxford), 30(3), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). The Pragmatic Sources of Modern Power. Archives Europeennes de Sociologie, L1(1), 55-91. [More Information]
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2009). Myths of Neoliberal Deregulation. New Left Review, 57, 67-83.
  • Konings, M. (2009). Rethinking Neoliberalism and the Subprime Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. Competition and Change, 13(2), 108-127. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2009). The Construction of US Financial Power. Review of International Studies, 35(1), 69-94. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2008). European finance in the American mirror: financial change and the reconfiguration of competitiveness. Contemporary Politics, 14(3), 253-275. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2008). The institutional foundations of US structural power in international finance: From the re-emergence of global finance to the monetarist turn. Review of International Political Economy, 15(1), 35-61. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2008). The rise of activist investors and patterns of political responses: lessons on agency. Socio-Economic Review, 6(4), 611-636. [More Information]
  • Konings, M., Panitch, L. (2008). US Financial Power in Crisis. Historical Materialism: research in critical Marxist theory, 16(4), 3-34. [More Information]

2016

  • Konings, M. (2016). Governing the System: Risk, Finance, and Neoliberal Reason. European Journal of International Relations.
  • Cooper, M., Konings, M. (2016). Pragmatics of Money and Finance: Beyond Performativity and Fundamental Value. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2016). The Spirit of Austerity. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(1), 86-100. [More Information]

2015

  • Cooper, M., Konings, M. (2015). Contingency and Foundation: Rethinking Money, Debt and Finance After the Crisis. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 114(2), 239-250. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2015). State of Speculation: Contingency, Measure and the Politics of Plastic Value. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 114(2), 251-282. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2015). The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Konings, M. (2015). The Paradox of Economism. Finance and Society, 1(2), 27-29. [More Information]

2014

  • Konings, M. (2014). Financial Affect. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory), 15(1), 37-53. [More Information]

2013

  • Fridell, G., Konings, M. (2013). Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2012

  • Konings, M. (2012). Imagined Double Movements: Progressive Thought and the Specter of Neoliberal Populism. Globalizations, 9(4), 609-622. [More Information]

2011

  • Konings, M. (2011). Money as Icon. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 14(3), 1-14.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The Development of American Finance. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2010

  • Engele, E., Konings, M., Fernandez, R. (2010). Geographies of financialization in disarray: The dutch case in comparative perspective. Economic Geography, 86(1), 53-73. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). Neoliberalism and the American state. Critical Sociology, 36(5), 741-765. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). Renewing State Theory. Politics (Oxford), 30(3), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). The Great Credit Crash. London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • Konings, M. (2010). The Pragmatic Sources of Modern Power. Archives Europeennes de Sociologie, L1(1), 55-91. [More Information]

2009

  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2009). American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2009). Myths of Neoliberal Deregulation. New Left Review, 57, 67-83.
  • Konings, M. (2009). Rethinking Neoliberalism and the Subprime Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. Competition and Change, 13(2), 108-127. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2009). The Construction of US Financial Power. Review of International Studies, 35(1), 69-94. [More Information]

2008

  • Konings, M. (2008). European finance in the American mirror: financial change and the reconfiguration of competitiveness. Contemporary Politics, 14(3), 253-275. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2008). The institutional foundations of US structural power in international finance: From the re-emergence of global finance to the monetarist turn. Review of International Political Economy, 15(1), 35-61. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2008). The rise of activist investors and patterns of political responses: lessons on agency. Socio-Economic Review, 6(4), 611-636. [More Information]
  • Konings, M., Panitch, L. (2008). US Financial Power in Crisis. Historical Materialism: research in critical Marxist theory, 16(4), 3-34. [More Information]

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