Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy


Kontor: POR/18.A-2.18b
E-mail: cbo.mpp@cbs.dk

My research focuses on economic sociology and social theory. I am particularly interested in algorithmic trading and its consequences for financial markets and have been doing fieldwork (interviews and ethnographic observations) for several years, in part as the PI of the ERC-funded research project “Algorithmic Finance.” This work has sparked an interest in the role of AI and machine learning, where I am particularly concerned with discussions around ML opacity and “Explainable AI” as well as what AI/ML technologies mean for society and sociological theorizing. Another research strand is crowd and collective behavior, in particular sociological theorization on this topic. Work on this topic led to my award-winning book, The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology (Cambridge UP, 2012). A more recent book, Social Avalanche: Crowds, Cities and Financial Markets (Cambridge UP, 2020), combines my interests in financial markets, including algorithmic trading, and crowd and collective behavior as well as it ties these topics to another long-standing interest of mine, cities and architecture.

Primære forskningsområder
  • Algorithmic trading and automated financial markets
  • AI/ML, including Explainable AI
  • Crowd and collective behavior
  • Social theory
  • Architecture and urban space
Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • “Social Studies of Finance: From Financialization to Algorithmic Trading”
  • I supervise MA and PhD students within my research areas.
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Christian Borch; Bjørn Schiermer / Crowd and Collective Behavior
I: Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory. red. /Seth Abrutyn; Omar Lizardo. Cham : Springer 2021, s. 439-465 (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Christian Borch / Crowds, Mobilization, Avalanches!
I: Sustainable Societies for the Future. red. /Stephanie Cristello; Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg. Berlin : Motto Books 2021, s. 45-52
Bidrag til rapport
Christian Borch / Introduction : What is Critical Finance Studies?.
I: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies. red. /Christian Borch; Robert Wosnitzer. New York : Routledge 2021, s. 1-25 (Routledge International Handbooks)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Christian Borch / Machine Learning and Social Theory : Collective Machine Behaviour in Algorithmic Trading.
I: European Journal of Social Theory, 1.11.2021
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Bo Hee Min; Christian Borch / Systemic Failures and Organizational Risk Management in Algorithmic Trading : Normal Accidents and High Reliability in Financial Markets.
I: Social Studies of Science, 6.10.2021
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen; Christian Borch / The Absorption and Multiplication of Uncertainty in Machine-learning-driven Finance
I: British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 72, Nr. 4, 9.2021, s. 1015-1029
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Christian Borch (Redaktør) ; Robert Wosnitzer (Redaktør) / The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies
New York : Routledge 2021, 442 s. (Routledge International Handbooks)
Antologi > peer review
Christian Borch / Corona, markedssmitte og sociale laviner
I: Det epidemiske samfund. red. /Ole B. Jensen; Nikolaj Schultz. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2020, s. 41-53
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Christian Borch / Social Avalanche : Crowds, Cities and Financial Markets.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2020, 279 s.
Bog > peer review
Christian Borch / Crowds, sværme og vira
I: Ny kulturteori. red. /Birgit Eriksson; Bjørn Schiermer Andersen. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, s. 229-251
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Flere resultater ...(i alt 97 )
  • Enel, 31 March 2019:  Talk: 'Algo-trading: Situazione, possibile evoluzione e impatti su mercati e operatori’, Enel Global Trading Day, Rome.