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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WAIFC Young Academic Award

Young Academic Award, hosted by The World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) invites young academics to submit papers or essays on the future of a sustainable and inclusive financial sector, addressing one of the following topics: The future of finance, or what will financial centers look like in 2030 How the financial sector can contribute […]

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Imperial College London | Climate Investment Challenge 2022 | Invitation to Apply

The Climate Investment Challenge, a worldwide pitch competition created at the Imperial College Business School. The aim of the competition is to provide a powerful platform for students passionate about the potential of financial innovation to help address climate change. The competition is now open to applications from graduate students (Masters and PhD levels) from […]

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The role of capital markets in saving the planet and changing capitalism – just kidding (by Michael H. Grote and Matthew A. Zook)

Given the emphasis on ESG in the media and among the finance community one could easily believe that capital markets are a major contributor to the goal of limiting global warming. We argue this perception is largely false; a narrative strongly pushed by the finance industry to highlight green initiatives and in so doing, block […]

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From transition bank to EU neighborhood policy bank: EBRD’s commitment change in Egypt (by Dóra Piroska and Bálint Schlett)

The European Bank for Restructuring and Development (EBRD) is one of the least visible and most controversial regional development banks. Its unique features include its political mission to advance liberal market transition in countries committed to democratization, as well as an exceptionally large and diverse shareholder structure that comprises 71 countries (including US, Japan, China, […]

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