Professor Martijn Konings

PhD York
Professor of Political Economy and Social TheoryAssociate Dean (International)

Telephone +61 2 9351 6982

Website Twitter @konings_martijn

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Biographical details

Martijn's research interests are at the intersection of political economy and social theory, with a focus on money and finance especially in the US context. He has published books on the historical development of American finance; the psychological dimensions of money and capitalism; neoliberalism; and risk and speculation in contemporary financial governance. Martijn's current research is on the way logics of asset ownership are transforming contemporary capitalism, which is linked to his SOAR fellowship “Towards a democracy of asset-owners?” and the FASS Strategic Research Theme “Asset ownership and the new inequality”. With Melinda Cooper, Martijn is editing a new book series, Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times, published by Stanford University Press. Prospective research students may contact Martijn to discuss their projects.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Fractional Reserve Banking: a licence to print money within the paradox of debt. Frank BRUN

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2019

  • SOAR Fellowship; Konings M; DVC Research/SOAR Fellowships.

2018

  • Asset Ownership and the New Inequality; Konings M, Adkins L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Faculty Research Themes.
  • SSSHARC Retreat; Konings M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/SSSHARC Programs.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Konings, M. (2018). Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Cahill, D., Konings, M. (2017). Neoliberalism. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Konings, M., Panitch, L. (2008). Finanzmacht USA: die Instabilität der Märkte: technisches Problem des Finanzmanagements oder tiefgreifende soziale Krise - Sozialismus Hamburg / Supplement. Germany: VSA: Verlag Hamburg.

Edited Books

  • Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., Primrose, D. (2018). The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism. London: Sage. [More Information]
  • 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.

Book Chapters

  • Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., Primrose, D. (2018). Introduction: Approaches to Neoliberalism. In D. Cahill, M. Cooper, M. Konings and D. Primrose (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism, (pp. xxv-xxxiii). London: Sage. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2013). Austerity's Redemptive Promise. In Tony Bennett (Eds.), challenging (the) humanities, (pp. 117-133). North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Fridell, G., Konings, M. (2013). Introduction: Neoliberal Capitalism as the Age of Icons. In Gavin Fridell, Martijn Konings (Eds.), Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World, (pp. 3-25). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Konings, M. (2012). Neoliberalism and the State. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 54-66). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The Global Financial Crisis. In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 7-10). Prahran: Tilde University Press.
  • Engelen, E., Konings, M. (2010). Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization. In G Morgan, J Campbell, C Crouch, O K Pedersen, R Whitely (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, (pp. 601-624). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2010). Introduction: The Great Credit Crash. In Martijn Konings (Eds.), The Great Credit Crash, (pp. ix-xvi). London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • Konings, M. (2010). Rethinking Neoliberalism and the Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. In Martijn Konings (Eds.), The Great Credit Crash, (pp. 3-30). London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M., Gindin, S., Aquanno, S. (2009). The Political Economy of the Subprime Crisis. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 253-292). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M. (2008). American Finance and Empire in Historical Perspective. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 48-68). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2008). Demystifying Imperial Finance. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 1-13). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M., Panitch, L. (2008). The Politics of Imperial Finance. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 225-252). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M. (2007). Monetarism in the US: The Development of New Forms of Federal Reserve Control over Banks and Financial Markets. In Libby Assassi, Duncan Wigan, Anastasia Nesvetailova (Eds.), Global Finance in the New Century: Beyond Deregulation, (pp. 151-165). United States: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M. (2005). The United States in the Post-War Global Political Economy: Another Look at the Brenner Debate. In David Coates (Eds.), Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches, (pp. 189-210). United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Konings, M. (2018). Against Exceptionalism: The Legitimacy of the Neoliberal Age. Globalizations, 15(7), 1007-1019. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2018). From Hayek to Trump: The Logic of Neoliberal Democracy. Socialist Register, 54, 48-73.
  • Konings, M. (2018). How finance is governed: reconnecting cultural and political economy. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 19(2), 135-151. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Konings, M., Morton, A. (2018). Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy. Globalizations, 15(7), 887-893. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2016). Governing the System: Risk, Finance, and Neoliberal Reason. European Journal of International Relations, 22(2), 268-288. [More Information]
  • 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: 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. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2011). Post-GFC Fantasies. Australian Review of Public Affairs, December 2011, 1-6.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The social selves of neoliberal capitalism. Journal of Political Power, 4(2), 317-326.
  • 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). Social Scientists and Economic Life at the Start of the Twenty-First Century. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(4), 713-718. [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. (2009). The ups and downs of a liberal consciousness, or, why Paul Krugman should learn to tarry with the negative. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 350-356.
  • 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]
  • Konings, M. (2007). Simon Clarke's Theory of Crisis: A Critique. Studies in Marxism, 11, 5-20.
  • Konings, M. (2005). Political Institutions and Economic Imperatives: Bringing Agency Back In. Research in Political Economy, 22, 85-130. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Konings, M. (2009). Rethinking the Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. A Crisis Like No Other? Symposium 2009, Australia: The Australian Working Group in Financialisation (AWGF).

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Konings, M. (2017). The Time of Finance. Los Angeles Review of Books.
  • Konings, M. (2013). Democratic Empire. Jacobin: a magazine of culture and polemic.

2018

  • Konings, M. (2018). Against Exceptionalism: The Legitimacy of the Neoliberal Age. Globalizations, 15(7), 1007-1019. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2018). Capital and Time: For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Konings, M. (2018). From Hayek to Trump: The Logic of Neoliberal Democracy. Socialist Register, 54, 48-73.
  • Konings, M. (2018). How finance is governed: reconnecting cultural and political economy. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 19(2), 135-151. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., Primrose, D. (2018). Introduction: Approaches to Neoliberalism. In D. Cahill, M. Cooper, M. Konings and D. Primrose (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism, (pp. xxv-xxxiii). London: Sage. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Konings, M., Morton, A. (2018). Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy. Globalizations, 15(7), 887-893. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., Primrose, D. (2018). The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism. London: Sage. [More Information]

2017

  • Cahill, D., Konings, M. (2017). Neoliberalism. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Konings, M. (2017). The Time of Finance. Los Angeles Review of Books.

2016

  • Konings, M. (2016). Governing the System: Risk, Finance, and Neoliberal Reason. European Journal of International Relations, 22(2), 268-288. [More Information]
  • 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: 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.
  • Konings, M. (2013). Austerity's Redemptive Promise. In Tony Bennett (Eds.), challenging (the) humanities, (pp. 117-133). North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Konings, M. (2013). Democratic Empire. Jacobin: a magazine of culture and polemic.
  • Fridell, G., Konings, M. (2013). Introduction: Neoliberal Capitalism as the Age of Icons. In Gavin Fridell, Martijn Konings (Eds.), Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World, (pp. 3-25). 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]
  • Konings, M. (2012). Neoliberalism and the State. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 54-66). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2011

  • Konings, M. (2011). Money as Icon. Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory, 14(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2011). Post-GFC Fantasies. Australian Review of Public Affairs, December 2011, 1-6.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The Development of American Finance. New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2011). The Global Financial Crisis. In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 7-10). Prahran: Tilde University Press.
  • Konings, M. (2011). The social selves of neoliberal capitalism. Journal of Political Power, 4(2), 317-326.

2010

  • Engelen, E., Konings, M. (2010). Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization. In G Morgan, J Campbell, C Crouch, O K Pedersen, R Whitely (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, (pp. 601-624). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • 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). Introduction: The Great Credit Crash. In Martijn Konings (Eds.), The Great Credit Crash, (pp. ix-xvi). London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • 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). Rethinking Neoliberalism and the Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. In Martijn Konings (Eds.), The Great Credit Crash, (pp. 3-30). London, United Kingdom: Verso.
  • Konings, M. (2010). Social Scientists and Economic Life at the Start of the Twenty-First Century. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(4), 713-718. [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). Rethinking the Crisis: Beyond the Re-regulation Agenda. A Crisis Like No Other? Symposium 2009, Australia: The Australian Working Group in Financialisation (AWGF).
  • Konings, M. (2009). The Construction of US Financial Power. Review of International Studies, 35(1), 69-94. [More Information]
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M., Gindin, S., Aquanno, S. (2009). The Political Economy of the Subprime Crisis. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 253-292). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M. (2009). The ups and downs of a liberal consciousness, or, why Paul Krugman should learn to tarry with the negative. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 350-356.

2008

  • Konings, M. (2008). American Finance and Empire in Historical Perspective. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 48-68). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Panitch, L., Konings, M. (2008). Demystifying Imperial Finance. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 1-13). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 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., Panitch, L. (2008). Finanzmacht USA: die Instabilität der Märkte: technisches Problem des Finanzmanagements oder tiefgreifende soziale Krise - Sozialismus Hamburg / Supplement. Germany: VSA: Verlag Hamburg.
  • 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., Panitch, L. (2008). The Politics of Imperial Finance. In Leo Panitch, Martijn Konings (Eds.), American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, (pp. 225-252). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 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]

2007

  • Konings, M. (2007). Monetarism in the US: The Development of New Forms of Federal Reserve Control over Banks and Financial Markets. In Libby Assassi, Duncan Wigan, Anastasia Nesvetailova (Eds.), Global Finance in the New Century: Beyond Deregulation, (pp. 151-165). United States: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Konings, M. (2007). Simon Clarke's Theory of Crisis: A Critique. Studies in Marxism, 11, 5-20.

2005

  • Konings, M. (2005). Political Institutions and Economic Imperatives: Bringing Agency Back In. Research in Political Economy, 22, 85-130. [More Information]
  • Konings, M. (2005). The United States in the Post-War Global Political Economy: Another Look at the Brenner Debate. In David Coates (Eds.), Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches, (pp. 189-210). United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

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