2022/09/07 | 14:00 BST: Grants and Funding: Managing funded research projects I (Dariusz Wójcik, Oxford University, UK)

Winning research funding is the aim of many researchers but the complexities of managing a research grant and the research project can be challenging. In this webinar, designed for researchers in their late early career and mid-career, Dariusz Wójcik will share his experiences and learnings from managing research grants and funded research projects and particularly focus […]

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Call for abstracts: The new green global division of labour: Emerging geographies of decarbonisation

The ongoing shift away from fossil fuels has sometimes been framed as a ‘green energy race’ among states, each competing with one another on national missions to develop and deploy renewables. Complicating this picture, various economies across both global North and South are specialising within new geographies of production for green energy infrastructure, with attendant […]

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FinGeo Travel Bursaries awarded

Congratulate the FinGeo Travel Bursaries winners! Jing Chu, PhD candidate, Department of Geography, Durham University  “The Variegated and Relational Institutional Geographies of Central Bank Digital Currencies: The Case of the Sand Dollar”   Kumar Snigdha, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota  “In the Name of Financial Inclusion: Institutions, Infrastructure, and Ideologies Driving India’s Platformization of […]

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2022/05/17 FinGeo / AAG webinar – Building Impact and Engagement into Your Early Academic Career

In this webinar, we will hear from economic and financial geographers who have been building engagement and impact into their research careers from the start, and explore ways these researchers are finding to influence policy, aid social movements, and identify and guide the multitude of stakeholders who catalyze change. MAY 17, 2022, 11:00AM EASTERN TIME […]

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2022/05/24 |Sarah Hughes-McLure & Emma Mawdsley| From Foreign Aid to Development Finance’: following the Money through the Case of IFFIm’s Vaccine Bonds

Foreign aid is being de-centred as the emblematic funding of the ‘Development’ sector. Debates about the amount, governance and effectiveness of aid are now eclipsed by the surging interest in and energy around broader – and more nebulous – forms of financing for development. This includes impact investing, blended finance, and various ‘innovative’ financial mechanisms. […]

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2022/05/10 |Alicia Giron| Geographies of Chinese Financial Flows in Africa

The objective of this research is to deepen the relationship between Chinese creditors and companies with African states. The hypothesis that is trying to be demonstrated is how behind the veil of economic development there are the “haute finances” headed by the ‘shareholders’ and ‘stakeholders’ of the financial corporations in a deregulated market, a mention […]

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2022/04/26 – |Leigh Johnson| The Ironies of Disaster Sovereign Disaster Risk Financing for Africa States amidst Covid-19 and a Changing Climate

Amidst budget distress and fiscal austerity, African states face perennial barriers to accessing post-disaster public finance for humanitarian relief and response operations. Such activities are prime targets in development institutions’ attempts to discipline the unruly zone of public finance in Africa, ostensibly beset with inefficiencies, rent-seeking, and corruption. This talk illustrates the stakes of “disaster sovereignty” – […]

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2022/04/04 | FinGeo ECR Monthly Coffee meeting – guest speaker | Dariusz Wójcik |

FinGeo Early Career Researchers monthly coffee meeting: Mon 4th April (4 pm BST, London) The ECR Monthly coffee meeting is a one-hour online open event and the main goal is to bring together early-career researchers across the FinGeo community to give them inspiration about academic and professional careers. It gives participants the opportunity to ask […]

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2022/08/06 Financial Centres of the Future – What Role for Latin America and Africa?

We’re organizing a workshop on ‘Financial Centres of the Future – What Role for Latin America and Africa?’ at the Development Studies Association, which will take place virtually this year between 6-8 July (https://www.devstud.org.uk/conference/conference-2022/programme/#11279). The workshop will explore the current and future role of African and Latin American financial centres in just and sustainable development. […]

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