Simone Polillo

Simone Polillo is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. He works at the intersection of cultural, political, and economic sociology, with a focus on money, finance, globalization, and the sociology of expertise and ideas. He is the author of Conservatives versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2013) and The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance that Cannot Be Proven (Cornell University Press, 2020); and coeditor of Beyond Liquidity (with Brad Prasanek, Routledge, 2013). His current research centers on the public face of technocracy, and especially of institutions of monetary governance like central banks.

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