Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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

Room: POR/18.B-2.152
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+45 2982 9297
E-mail: kbh.mpp@cbs.dk

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 & dissemination
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
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
Kristian Bondo Hansen / The Politics of Algorithmic Finance
In: Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Relacoes Internacionais. Contexto Internacional, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2015, p. 1081-1095
Kristian Bondo Hansen / Contrarian Speculation : Crowded Markets in Fiction and Vernacular Finance.
Paper presented at The 3rd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, 2014