There is no Alternative: SWIFT as Infrastructure Intermediary in Global Financial Markets

– Sabine Dörry, Gary Robinson and Ben Derudder – A decade on from the financial crisis, it has become common practice to look back on what has happened since. Much of the focus has been on the regulatory response towards systemically important financial institutions who are too-big-to-fail. However, another group of systemically important actors has […]

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The Networked Structure of Tax Havens

– Thomas Sigler and Rory Crofts – The motivation to write this paper was twofold.  In part, it was personal curiosity.  Between the two of us, we have lived in several tax havens, including Bermuda, Luxembourg, and Panama. As one might assume, the day-to-day economic activities of these places differ considerably from those in the rest […]

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2018/12/10 – Singapore – Emerging Production Networks of Fintech Workshop

Workshop on ‘Emerging Production Networks of Fintech’ National University of Singapore, 10th & 11th December 2018 Fintech, a shorthand for ‘financial technology’, brings together firms and actors from the finance industry and technology and innovation clusters in changing the ways that capital raising, financial transactions and investment decisions are being made, often through the use […]

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2019/09/15 – Beijing, China – First Global FinGeo Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS 1st FinGeo Global Conference 2019 Global Financial Shift? Mapping a Financialized World in Transformation Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, September 15-18, 2019   The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in 2015, has grown to an interdisciplinary membership of over 500 scholars and experts from over 50 countries around the world. […]

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2019/05/15 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – FinGeo’s 6th Global Seminar – Geography, Finance and Uneven Development

FinGeo’s 6th Global Seminar – Geography, Finance and Uneven Development, Sao Paolo, Brazil Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil Venue: University of São Paulo Event dates: 15th -17th  May 2019 Details & registration: http://fingeo2019.com/en/home/ Call for abstracts (250 to 300 words) on-line submission: http://fingeo2019.com/en/call-for-abstracts/ Call for abstracts – deadline: 21st January 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance: 4th February 2019 Email: fingeo2019@gmail.com The International Seminar on Geography, Finance […]

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2019/01/08 – Brussels, Belgium – European Commission Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”

EC Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”  January 8-9, 2019 – Brussels CALL FOR PAPERS The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance and the Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR), both set up by the European Commission, are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”. The conference […]

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Does spatial concentration of the Russian banking sector hinder lending to peripheral regions and SMEs?

– Svetlana Ageeva and Anna Mishura – For Russia, the geographical unevenness in the financial development is obvious. There are marked political and institutional reasons for Moscow’s dominance. Nevertheless, the spatial transformation of the Russian banking system can be considered from the point of view of regularities and trends revealed in contemporary international financial geography. […]

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Reversing neoliberal subjectification. Practicing collective dis-identification and putting life in common

– Cesare Di Feliciantonio – In the last decades homeownership has been increasingly promoted by policy-makers, buying a house seen as an investment for the future under shrinking welfare systems, for instance as a replacement of pensions. This ideology, built upon the idea of people as financial actors, i.e. rational investors willing to maximize their […]

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3rd-6th/09/2019 – 2nd Annual Conference of the The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment – Oxford, UK

The Conference Committee are seeking 40 high quality papers for the conference with each paper having a 30-minute speaking slot. Papers will be presented in sessions organised by asset class or a cross-cutting theme. Within each session papers are likely to come from different disciplines to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration and learning. The conference full details […]

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2019/04 – Washington, DC – Paper Sessions Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Paper session proposal for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)–Washington D.C., April, 2019 Session title: Changing political geographies of finance Session co-organizers: Dr. Michael Urban and Dr. Stefanos Ioannou Session outline: This session aims to bring together studies on the interlocking relationship between financial markets, financial institutions, politics and regulation. Recognising […]

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