Impact investing in Pakistan: The role of private debt and shadow banking in financing development

– Juvaria Jafri – Philanthrocapitalism rests on the notion that philanthropy can be more successful when it is more like business. This view is an invitation to global financial capital to chase more than just profit, and to also seek social and environmental goals, particularly to address the challenges of global poverty and climate change. The […]

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Book Launch: International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

Edited by Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wójcik Monday 17th of September, 4.30pm – 7pm10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH, UK Book description:As well as marking the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the consequent unleashing of the global financial crisis, 2018 is also the year of negotiations on the […]

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Communications Officer and Executive Committee Member – Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) – Deadline: 1 June 2018

We are looking for a volunteer to join FinGeo team! The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) is an open and interdisciplinary network of academics, practitioners and experts interested in research on the spatiality of money and finance and its implications for the economy, society, and nature. The inaugural FinGeo Executive Committee was established in […]

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Philanthro-capitalism, social enterprises, and global development

– Dennis Stolz and Karen P.Y. Lai – While the 2008 global financial crisis created financial meltdown as well as socio-economic crisis of unprecedented scale, the super-rich capitalist class is also using financial logics and instruments in philanthropy as a vehicle to soothe critics of global finance. With a new profit-oriented model of philanthropy, ultra-wealthy […]

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2018/09/3 – 2018/09/4 – Coventry, UK – “Selling (critical) finance”: Getting your work published

“Selling (critical) finance”: Getting your work published To be held on 3rd – 4th of September 2018 at the University of Warwick Agenda For Early Career Researchers, writing and publishing journal papers is an essential, yet often daunting, task. How to set up your original research and speak to existing debates? How to tailor your […]

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2018/07/24 – Cologne, Germany – Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Network on Financial Geography

The FinGeo Executive Committee is delighted to invite all current and prospective FinGeo members to the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Network on Financial Geography, which will take place on Tuesday, 24 July in Cologne, Germany, 11am-12.30pm, just before the start of the first sessions of the Fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG).  […]

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Creating institutional power in financialised economies: The firm-profession nexus of advanced business services

– Sabine Dörry – Despite major crises, financial capitalism is enjoying a period of relative stability. Financial powers – underpinned by the financialisation imperative of the 21st-century capitalist order – are robust and dynamically reinforce the global system’s principal traits and values. The advanced business services (ABS) sector ties in closely with these dynamics and […]

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Financialising the State: Recent developments in fiscal and monetary policy

– Ewa Karwowski, Marcos Centurion-Vicencio – The financialisation of the state is widely assumed but rarely analysed in detail. After all it is rather difficult to imagine that “the role of financial motives, financial markets, financial actors and financial institutions” (Epstein 2005: 3) can increase in importance without at least some support from public policy […]

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The geographies of financial activities within an emerging international financial center: the case of Beijing

– Fenghua Pan, Sarah Hall, Hua Zhang – Despite Beijing being the well-known political center of China, its reputation as an international financial center (IFC) lags behind that of Shanghai. In the past decade, the financial sector in Beijing has experienced unprecedented growth and Beijing has strengthened its competitiveness as a financial center. This paper […]

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PhD Candidate – The Geography of Corporate Financialization – Leuven, Belgium

The Division of Geography & Tourism at KU Leuven (Belgium) is looking for a full-time PhD candidate for 4 years. Together with a postdoctoral researcher you will work on the research project “The Geography of Corporate Financialization”, which will be part of the “Real Estate/Financial Complex” (REFCOM) research group, coordinated by dr. Manuel B. Aalbers. […]

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Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world economy: exploring the links between States’ geoeconomic strategies, financial institutions and firms’ internationalization

Analyses of the financial system from various disciplines has yet to fully explore the connections between the geopolitical and geoeconomic discourses shaping States’ public finance and foreign policy, the role and localization of financial institutions and the evolution of international patterns of firms. Such topics are becoming increasingly relevant, as evidenced in a speech held […]

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