Martijn Konings is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His research interests are at the intersection of political economy and social theory, with a focus on money and finance especially in the US context. He has published a book on the historical development of American finance, and a book on the psychological and affective aspects of money and capitalism is forthcoming in 2015. Currently Martijn is working on two projects: a book on neoliberalism, co-authored with Damien Cahill, for Polity’s "key concepts" series; and a conceptual history of financial governance, with specific reference to the role of the Federal Reserve in the current conjuncture – tentatively titled "State of Speculation". Together with Melinda Cooper he is editing a new book series, Transactions: Critical Studies in Finance, Economy and Theory, published by Duke University Press.