Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Kristian Bondo
Assistant professor
cand.merc.(fil.), PhD

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Kristian Bondo Hansen

I am part of the Sapere Aude research project ‘Crowd Dynamics in Financial Markets’ leaded by Christian Borch. My research focuses on crowd discourse in academic and popular financial market literature from 1930 up to today. The project is an archival study, in the foucauldian genealogical sense, and draws on crowd psychology and theory to understand collective behavior and dynamics in financial markets. In addition to the study of the literature on financial markets, depictions of crowds in twentieth century literary fiction will function as a nuancing lens through which the collective dynamics in financial markets are observed.


Primary research areas
  • Sociology of finance                 
  • Crowd theory and psychology
  • Social theory
  • Modern literature and literary theory
Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • Kristian Bondo Hansen: ‘Contrarian Investment Philosophy in the American Stock Market: on investment advice and the crowd conundrum’ Economy & Society, 2015, Vol. 44(4), 616-638

  • Kristian Bondo Hansen:‘The politics of algorithmic finance’ Contexto Internacional, 2015, Vol. 37(3), 1081-1095.

  • Kristian Bondo Hansen: 'Rhythms of the Market Crowd: A Lefebvrean Rhythmanalysis of Financial Markets'. Paper presented at International Workshop Series: Investigating High-Frequency Trading. Theoretical, social and anthropological perspectives (Workshop 1: CBS, 24-25 November 2014 Theme: "HFT sociality, crowd psychology and dynamic collectives"
  • Christian Borch and Kristian Bondo Hansen: ‘Market Contagion: Imitation and Suggestion in Financial Markets’, Paper presented at the conference: Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social at CBS, 28–29 May 2015.


Publications sorted by:
Daniel Souleles; Kristian Bondo Hansen / Can They all be ‘Shit-heads’? : Learning to be a Contrarian Investor.
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 12, No. 6, 12.2019, p. 491-507
Journal article > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen; Christian Borch / Market Mimesis : Imitation, Contagion, and Suggestion in Financial Markets.
In: Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: On Mimesis and Society. . ed. /Christian Borch. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 91-106 (CRESC. Culture, Economy and the Social)
Book chapter > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen / Weird Science and Datafication
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2019, p. 193-202
Book review
Kristian Bondo Hansen / Crowds and Speculation : A Study of Crowd Phenomena in the U.S. Financial Markets 1890 to 1940.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2017, 255 p. (PhD series, No. 26.2017)
Ph.D. thesis
Kristian Bondo Hansen / Contrarian Investment Philosophy in the American Stock Market : On Investment Advice and the Crowd Conundrum.
In: Economy and Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2015, p. 616-638
Journal article > peer review
Christian Borch; Kristian Bondo Hansen; Ann-Christina Lange / Markets, Bodies, Rhythms : A Rhythmanalysis of Financial Markets from Open-outcry Trading to High-frequency Trading.
In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2015, p. 1080-1097
Journal article > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen / The Politics of Algorithmic Finance
In: Contexto Internacional, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2015, p. 1081-1095
Review > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen / Contrarian Speculation : Crowded Markets in Fiction and Vernacular Finance.
Paper presented at The 3rd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, 2014
Paper > peer review