Financial markets and institutions play a decisive role in contemporary capitalism. Through the process of “financialization,” more resources are shifted from “real” production and labor towards capital. Financialization has foregrounded much of my research, which explores global value chains, corporate governance, the American state, and social class dynamics after the 2008 financial crisis. For my dissertation, I seek to gain leverage on the global dimensions of financialization. With national and firm level data, I investigate what is driving financialization and what distributional consequences it poses for the world’s largest economies.