2016/08/21 – Beijing, China – International Geographical Congress 2016 in Beijing and the 1st FinGeo Global Seminar

by Karen Lai The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) had a particularly successful series of sessions which also officially launched our research network. The newly elected FinGeo executive committee also held its first committee meeting within the School of Geography, Beijing Normal University.  All in all, a very productive and enjoyable week with colleagues and […]

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2015/08/19 – Oxford, UK – Launch of Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) at the 4th GCEG

At the Museum of Natural History, Oxford Q&A at the end of paper session on ‘Financialisation of everyday life’. A key development was the official launch of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) with a special panel to highlight key research themes and directions for the new research network and a broader discussion with […]

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2017/06/04 – Dublin, Ireland – Brexit, Trump and the Dusk of Globalisation? New Directions in Economic and Financial Geography

(Special FinGeo Panel at the RSA Annual Conference 2017, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 4th – 7th June, 2017) The session will explore new economic-political landscapes following the shock victories of Brexit and Trump and will reflect on their global, regional and local implications. Is globalisation going into reverse? What consequences will this have for local and regional […]

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2017/04/03 – 2017/04/04 – Cambridge, USA – FinGeo Workshop and the 2nd FinGeo Global Seminar at MIT – Finance, Geography and Sustainability: Lessons for Urban Planning, Development and Beyond

Organised by: Janelle Knox-Hayes (MIT), Martin Sokol (Trinity College Dublin), Dariusz Wójcik (Oxford) Please register here: The series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern […]

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2017/04/07 – Boston, USA – Brexit and the City: Financial Geography after the UK’s EU Referendum

Organised by: Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham) and Dariusz Wójcik (University of Oxford) sponsored by Geoforum and the Global Network on Financial Geography Friday, 7 April, 3:20-5:00pm The outcome of the UK’s EU referendum caught the City of London by surprise. HSBC debated whether not to move their headquarters to Hong Kong, and decided to […]

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What on Earth is Financial Geography?

—Dariusz Wójcik— Is not financial geography an oxymoron? Why should geographers, naturally interested in travel, outdoors, breathing fresh air while doing fieldwork be interested in money, taxes, assets and liabilities? If you were interested in these things, would not you become an economist or at least an accountant rather than geographer? Take a look at […]

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The Appleization of Finance: Reflections on the FinTech (R)evolution

—David Bassens, Reijer Hendrikse and Michiel van Meeteren— “[C]apitalism is a complex, adaptive system which has reached the limits of its capacity to adapt” (Mason 2015: xiii) In his book Postcapitalism (2015), the British journalist Paul Mason criticizes the ‘who is who’ of erstwhile revolutionary thinkers for their failure to anticipate the flexibility of the […]

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Investment Banking Since 2008: The Geography of Shrinkage and Shift

—Dariusz Wójcik, Eric Knight, Phillip O’Neill and Vladimír Pažitka— Investment banks have been powerful financial institutions at least since the late 19th century. Their power stems from their role as the key financiers and advisers of corporations and governments, giving them privileged access to information, the main resource in global financial markets alongside talent, which […]

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Housing and Finance across Space and Time

—Rodrigo Fernandez— This working paper provides an empirical overview of how housing-centred financialization developed across space and time. This is important because we still lack a comprehensive understanding of the geography of countries experiencing a debt-led housing bubble. Our data, collected within the frame of the Real Estate/ Financial complex (REFCOM) research group, show that […]

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