Dr Matilde Massó Lago

Project Title: Social consequences of financialisation: monetary accumulation, lack of employment, social inequality.
Project dates: 31.12.2016 – 31.12.2019

Summary of Research Area

I’m primarily interested in issues related to the social consequences of financialisation, as well as the future evolution of money and how the alternative finance movement is shaping a new conception of the economy and its relationship with the common good.

I have expertise in economic sociology, specifically in financialisation studies and the sociology money and markets. My recent research on financialisation and employment shows that the logic of monetary accumulation stemming from the financial sphere is associated to the declining working conditions as well as the widening breach in social inequality affecting large segments of the European population.

I am a founding member of the Economic Sociology Network and the Executive Committee of the Spanish Sociological Association. I have extensive experience in coordinating and collaborating in research projects and providing academic support and leadership to undergraduate students.

Key Publications

Massó M., Ruiz- León A. (2017). ‘The configuration of a status based model of economic actors: the case of Spanish government debt market’. Social Networks, 48, 23-35. (DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2016.07.004). Indexing: Journal Impact Factor (2016): 2,462. Rank (2016): 14/143, Q1. Source: Thomson Reuters-Journal Citation Report.

Massó M. (2016).‘The effects of government debt market financialisation’. Competition & Change, 20(3) 166–186. (DOI: 10.1177/1024529416636191). Indexed in SCOPUS. SJR: 0,715. Rank: 42/291, Q1. Source: Scimago Journal, 2016. Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Massó M., Pérez-Yruela M. (2016) ‘Financialisation in Spain’. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 157: 103-122. (http://dx.doi.org/10.5477/cis/reis.157.103). A leading Spanish language sociology journal. Journal Impact Factor (2016): 0,731 Journal Rank (2016): 92/1423, Q3. Source: Thomson Reuters-Journal Citation Report.

Projects

30/12/2016-31/12/2019 ‘Social consequences of financialisation: monetary accumulation, lack of employment, social inequality’. Reference number: CSO2016-78122-R. Principal investigator. €33,880.00. Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain.

 01/08/2017-31/07-2018   ‘The effects of financial capital accumulation on employment and wealth distribution’ (Proposal: 746622-FUSION). Evaluation result: Total score: 99%. Threshold: 70/100. The FUSION project aims to analyse the relationship between the logic of financial accumulation and declining working conditions as well as the widening breach in social inequality affecting large segments of the European population. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. University of Leeds, with Dr Mark Davis. €97,727.40. Horizon 2020: Research and Innovation Framework Programme

01/01/2014-31/12/2016 Title: ‘The social structure of the Government Debt Market: a status hierarchy based model of economic actors’. Reference number: CSO2013-46794-R. Principal investigator. €18,150.00. Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain.

Teaching Duties

I have considerable experience in preparing, teaching and evaluating subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate (master) levels on economic sociology,  social network analysis and discourse analysis.

I welcome the opportunity to supervise students in the broad areas of Economic Sociology, and particularly on topics related to financialisation studies and the sociology of money and contemporary theories of justice. I am currently supervising a PhD project on the financial orientation of non-financial corporations in Spain.

Your thoughts on the University, SSP and the City?

Leeds is an amazing city. I only can find words of gratitude and friendship for the people of Yorkshire and particularly the members of the Bauman Institute and the SSP. During my Marie Curie fellow I could enjoy of a vibrant academic environment and a strong solidarity among the SSP staff.