Francesca Trivellato - The Vagrancy of Economic Invisibility

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA), The Spinelli Archive: Miscellaneous material, Gen. Mss. 109, Box 611, folder 8749. The promises of the vulgate of the invisible hand have failed Main Street. In this presentation, I will return to some of my recently published work to think more broadly about the benefits and the fears elicited by the paper economy in pre-Adam Smith Europe, when new and newly accessible credit instruments rendered financial transactions materially invisible and inscrutable to most.

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This seminar took place on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 12:00 EST / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET.