Plastic Money: The Construction of Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Post-communist Countries – A luncheon discussion with Alya Guseva
- 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
- 1:50 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
- Department of International Relations, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor
Join us for the first in a series of upcoming lunch talks with European Studies Faculty. Alya Guseva, Associate Professor of Sociology, will discuss her forthcoming book Plastic Money: The Construction of Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries. While the book, co-authored with Akos Rona-Tas from the University of California, San Diego, covers Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam, this discussion will center around credit markets in eastern Europe. Alya Guseva is an economic sociologist with interests in the market formation, particularly the development of new financial and consumer markets in emerging economies of Eastern and Central Europe. Her dissertation research on Russia’s emerging credit card market culminated in the publication of Into the Red: The Birth of the Credit Card Market in Postcommunist Russia (Stanford University Press, 2008). Please RSVP by Friday, September 13.