Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Book written by 1998 Abe Fellow Hirokazu Miyazaki based on his project "Transnational Encounters: Relations between Japanese and Americans in the Tokyo and Chicago Futures Markets."

For many financial market professionals worldwide, the era of high finance is over. The times in which bankers and financiers were the primary movers and shakers of both economy and society have come to an abrupt halt. What has this shift meant for the future of capitalism? What has it meant for the future of the financial industry? What about the lives and careers of financial operators who were once driven by utopian visions of economic, social, and personal transformation? And what does it mean for critics of capitalism who have long predicted the end of financial institutions? Hirokazu Miyazaki answers these questions through a close examination of the careers and intellectual trajectories of a group of pioneering derivatives traders in Japan during the 1990s and 2000s.

Title
Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance
Author
Miyazaki, Hirokazu
Published
University of California / University of California Press, January 2013
ISBN
9780520273481
On the web
Citation
Miyazaki, Hirokazu, Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance (University of California / University of California Press, January 2013), http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273481.