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Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room

Daniel Beunza


Debates about financial reform have led to the recognition that a healthy financial system does not depend solely on how it is structured—organizational culture matters as well. Based on extensive research in a Wall Street derivatives-trading room, this book considers how the culture of financial organizations might change in order for them to remain healthy, even in times of crises. In particular, the book explores how the extensive use of financial models and trading technologies over the recent decades has exerted a far-ranging and troubling influence on Wall Street. How have models reshape ... More

Keywords: financial reform, financial system, financial organizations, financial markets, traders, moral disengagement, trading room

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691162812
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691162812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Beunza, author
Cass Buisness School, City University of London