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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2018/05/30 – 2018/06/02 – Brussels, Belgium – 1st FinGeo Spring School

First FINGEO Spring School 30 May – 2 June 2018 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium *** Local Organizers: Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven), David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Michiel van Meeteren (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Advisory Board: Sabine Dörry (LISER, Luxembourg), Gary Dymski (Leeds University), Karen Lai (National University Singapore), Martin Sokol […]

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2018/07/24 – 2018/07/28 – Cologne, Germany – 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography

Members of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) will chair a number of sessions at the 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 in Cologne, Germany. Please find an overview of these sessions in alphabetical order below. Abstracts should be submitted online through the conference website between November 15, 2017 and March 15, 2018. […]

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Geographical Changes in Influence of Stock Trading Centres around the 2007 Global Financial Crisis

– Boulis M. Ibrahim, Janusz Brzeszczyński, Arnab Bhattacharjee – The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007 was a major event and a key milestone in the history of financial markets. Unparalleled in many respects, its economic consequences were stronger and its global impact wider than all earlier financial turmoil. In our paper, we analyse the […]

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2018/05/28 – 2018/05/29 – Brussels, Belgium – 5th FinGeo Global Seminar

Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar “European Spaces of Financialization” 28-29 May 2018 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium *** Local Organizers: Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven), David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Michiel van Meeteren (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Advisory Board: Sabine Dörry (LISER, Luxembourg), Gary Dymski (Leeds University), Karen Lai (National University Singapore), Martin […]

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The Geography of Tax Evasion

– Manuel B. Aalbers – What is it about? Taxation in general and tax evasion in particular are inherently geographical in nature but not a very popular area of research. In this article I present geographers’ research on offshore financial centres alongside the work of researchers from other disciplines to present an overview of what […]

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2017/08/29 – 2017/09/01 – London, UK – Annual International RGS-IBG Conference

FinGeo supported a series of seven sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017. The sessions were organised by financial geographers at various career stages and brought together a diverse set of papers dealing with platform finance, FinTech and financialisation with special focus on emerging and low-income economies. An authors-meet-critics session for the new book ‘Money […]

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2017/11/09 – 2017/11/10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Financial Geography Lab 2017

This is the time of financial geographers’ life: A financial crisis, followed by an economic crisis, followed by a European sovereign debt crisis, the Eurosystem fully under stress, and the Brexit potentially shaking out the European system of financial centers. At the same time new currencies emerge, new technologies broaden access to finance, and pose […]

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The Increasing Financialization of China’s Urbanization

– Thierry Theurillat, James H. Lenzer Jr. & Hongyu Zhan – Mainland China is well known for its massive and rampant urban development, looming property bubbles and ghost cities. How has this process of urbanization, which significantly contributes to its economic growth, been financed? For the vast majority of scholars focusing on urban China, land […]

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