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Pricing Practices, Ranking Practices

Quantifier, évaluer, calculer

Evaluation in Economic Life

La question de la valeur dans la vie économique

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Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

The international conference “Pricing practices, Ranking Practices: Evaluation in Economic Life” takes advantage of the anniversary of Zelizer’s book to explore a variety of subjects related to the question of evaluation, from compensation practices to cultural algorithms. By putting in dialogue American, European and French scholars working on evaluation, what can we learn about the construction, implementation, and consequences of pricing and ranking practices in the modern world?

Announcement

Argument

How do people determine “what counts” ? What is the relationship between economic, moral, and aesthetic understandings of value ? What are the effects of numbers and quantitative calculations on economic life and social interactions ? Twenty years ago, in The Social Meaning of Money (1994, French translation 2005), Viviana Zelizer proposed a seminal analysis of the social and cultural features of money. Since then, many researchers in economic and cultural sociology have examined the interplay between economic evaluation and more qualitative definitions of value. The international conference “Pricing practices, Ranking Practices : Evaluation in Economic Life” takes advantage of the anniversary of Zelizer’s book to explore a variety of subjects related to the question of evaluation, from compensation practices to cultural algorithms. By putting in dialogue American, European and French scholars working on evaluation, what can we learn about the construction, implementation, and consequences of pricing and ranking practices in the modern world ?

The conference of June, 29 - 30, will be held in English

The conference of July, 1st, will be held in French

Open entry until filled to capacity.

Advisable registration: http://doodle.com/e2nti7qwbk87es7q

(See online : http://www.transfers.ens.fr/article333.html)

Program

Monday, June 29

9.30 am. Opening remarks

Thierry Coulhon - President of PSL Research University,

Florence Weber, Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Agnès Gramain

  • 10.00 am. Conference by Viviana Zelizer, “Creating Economies: The Case of College Currencies”

11.00 am-1.00 pm. First session. Prices and Markets

Chair: Agnès Gramain

  • Laurence Fontaine“The Political and Social Stakes of the Market in Early Modern Europe”
  • Olav Velthuis“The Proto-Marketization of Contemporary Art in the BRIC Countries”
  • Frederick Wherry“Zelizer or Callon? Cultural Algorithms, Social Relations, and Economic Evaluation”
  • Gabriel Desgranges“Market and the Economic Theory”

1.00 - 2.00 pm. Lunch break

2.00 - 4.00 pm. Second session. What is Work Worth?

Chair: Florence Weber

  • Pierre-Michel Menger“How to Complete a Work? The Working Process in Creative Undertakings”
  • Claudia Senik, Olivier Godechot“Wage Comparisons In and Out of the Firm. Evidence from a Matched Employer-Employee French Database”
  • Christine Musselin, “What is an Academic Worth? The Ambiguous Link between Salaries and Quality on Academic Labor Markets”
  • Philippe Steiner, “What is the Cost of Slave Labor?”

4.30 - 6.30 pm. Third session. Technologies of Evaluation I

Chair: Angèle Christin

  • Jean-Pierre Hassoun“From Gastronomic Heritage to Retailer’s Brand, or Converting Absolute Value into Commercial Value. Ethnography of an “Operational Chain” and a Symbolic Translation”
  • Marion Fourcade“The Rating of Sovereigns and the Judgment of Nations”
  • Emmanuel Didier“Numbers and Public Statistics”
  • Alejandro Portes“Fluctuating Worth: Transnational Valuation Processes”

Tuesday, June 30

10.00 - 12.00 am. Fourth session. Values, Cognition, and Markets

Chair: Laurence Fontaine

  • Laurent Feller“Do Things Have a Value in the Middle Ages?”
  • Kieran Healy“Credit Scores and the Moralization of Inequality”
  • Richard Arena“Modeling Mechanisms of Market Valuation: What Changes through Behavioral Economics  Approach?”
  • Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde“Fast Visual Recognition of Monetary Validity: What Does it Tell on the Nature of Money?

12.00 - 1.30 pm. Lunch Break

1.30 - 3.30 pm. Fifth session. Technologies of Evaluation II

Chair: Angèle Christin

  • Nina Bandelj, Yader Lanuza, “Evaluation of Economic Futures”
  • Fabian Muniesa“Elements for a Social Inquiry into Capitalization”
  • Jeanne Lazarus“How Poors Count: Counting Practices as Evaluated by Financial Educators”
  • Alexandra Bidet, Alaric Bourgoin, “Where is Value? Valuation as a Process in Work Practices. Insights from Management Consultants and Telecom Workers”

4.00 - 6.30 pm. Sixth session. Twenty years after The Social Meaning of Money: A discussion with Viviana Zelizer

Chairs: Jérôme Bourdieu, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier

  • Viviana Zelizer, “My Money Obsession”
  • André Orléan, “What is Economic Value Made Of?”
  • Alexandre Roig, “Crime and Money: Monetary Hierarchy in the Penitentiary World”
  • Frederick Wherry, Nina Bandelj, “Money Talks: Advances in the American Academies”
  • Marion Fourcade, “Earmarking and Social Order”
  • Florence Weber, “Are Zelizer’s Hostile Worlds Etic or Emic?”

Workshop Juniors 1er juillet 2015

9h00 - 9h30. Ouverture

Laurence Fontaine, Agnès Gramain

9h30 - 12h00. Session 1. L’étalon monétaire en question

  • Germain Lefebvre« Déterminants cognitifs de l’émergence de la monnaie dans les modèles de Kiyotaki et Wright »
  • Elisa Darriet« Représentations profanes de l’euro en temps de crise économique »
  • Jules Salomone« Peut-on se payer de mots? Ou quand l’ontologie du langage rencontre celle du fait monétaire »
  • Mariana  Luzzi« Controverses érudites et profanes à propos de la valeur des dépôts bancaires (Argentine, 2002-2006) »

Discutants : Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Alexandre Roig

13h30 - 16h00. Session 2. Les classes populaires et le rapport à l’avenir

  • Emilia Schijman« Activer le droit pour apprivoiser le futur. Enquête dans une économie de pauvreté à Buenos Aires au 21ème siècle »
  • Etienne Recht« Les loisirs et au-delà. Essai de socio-histoire des pratiques populaires en France entre les deux guerres mondiales »
  • Pascal Mulet« Biens fonciers, parentèle et voisinage contre le risque : usages du capital d’autochtonie dans le Haut-Atlas marocain au 21e siècle »
  • Amélie Beaumont, « Ce que font les pourboires aux trajectoires sociales. Ethnographie d’un service de l’hôtellerie de luxe »

Discutantes : Lise Bernard, Sarah Abdelnour

16h30 - 19h00. Session 3. Dispositifs de valorisation : le marché et l’État

  • Jingyue Xing,  « La tarification du secteur médico-social : enjeux territoriaux et rapports de force entre experts »
  • Angèle Christin« Quantifier le travail: circulation des instruments et réappropriations sélectives »
  • Romain Lecler« Le puzzle et la palme. Deux régimes de valorisation des biens audiovisuels sur les marchés internationaux »
  • Marianne Blanchard« Les classements des écoles de commerce : les effets d’un dispositif de jugement sur le marché académique »

Discutants : Céline Bessière, Emmanuel Didier

Places

  • PLS, Amphithéâtre - 62 bis rue Gay-Lussac
    Paris, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Monday, June 29, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Keywords

  • Viviana Zelizer, quantifier, princing

Contact(s)

  • Ilka Vari-Lavoisier
    courriel : ilkav [at] Princeton [dot] edu
  • Sophie Bono-Lauriol
    courriel : sophie [dot] bono-lauriol [at] ens [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sophie Bono-Lauriol
    courriel : sophie [dot] bono-lauriol [at] ens [dot] fr

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« Pricing Practices, Ranking Practices », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, https://calenda.org/328846

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