FinGeo Doctoral Dissertation Prize 2021

This year’s winners are… Ludovico Rella (Durham University) Money’s Infrastructures: Blockchain Technologies and the Ecologies of the Memory Bank & Manuel Wirth (University of Zürich) Doing Good with Finance? Impact Investing and the Marketization of Youth Homelessness in the United Kingdom

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Global financial professionals and the China Investment Corporation: Handmaidens to the global expansion of Chinese state-owned capital (by Imogen T. Liu and Adam D. Dixon)

The stock of Chinese foreign direct investment into the advanced capitalist economies has grown exponentially in the past decades, generating a large body of policy and popular discourse around the question of Chinese political influence in global financial markets. Scrutiny has almost exclusively fallen on the investment activities of Chinese sovereign wealth funds and state-owned […]

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2021/12/08 | FinGeo Annual General Meeting (AGM) Wed 8th Dec 2021

FinGeo’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 12noon GMT (London) via Zoom, 12.00-13.30 GMT (07.00-08.30 EST / 20.00-21.30 HKT). You must be registered to attend. If you would like to attend, please register via this link: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu2gpjIsHNGWpX57RI2MAp4qgIsF9V3p After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing […]

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2021/11/25 Monthly Coffee/Tea Event (online) – Karen Lai (guest speaker)

Monthly coffee/tea event – is a one-hour event being hosted online by FinGeo. It brings together early career researchers and PhD students, across finance, geography, and the wider academic community. This is a unique opportunity for all attendees at different stages of their careers to engage with one another in an online supportive event, have an opportunity […]

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2 x Post-Doctoral Researchers in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, University of Oxford

Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 | The University of Oxford We are seeking two Post-Doctoral Researchers to join the team working on a major 5-year research project, Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant scheme.  The Researchers will join the team from March 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.   The […]

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2021/11/19 Valuing the City Symposium

A full-day symposium on the occasion of the publication of Built Up: An Historical Perspective on the Contemporary Principles and Practices of Real Estate Development (Routledge, 2021) by Patrice Derrington, Holliday Associate Professor and Director of Real Estate Development Program at Columbia GSAPP. Fall 2021 public programming will be a virtual/in-person hybrid. Columbia affiliates holding a green pass may […]

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2021/12/13 – Andrew Leyshon “Neoliberal Fairy Tales and Authoritarian Realpolitik: Regulating the Platform Ecologies of FinTech”

Register for free here This paper outlines the ways in which sovereign regulatory authorities are responding to the challenge of FinTech’s novel platform ecologies. For some western financial regulators FinTech has Goldilocks-like qualities, as the centrality of data to platform finance business models means that they may be better suited to providing consistent, up-to-date and […]

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2021/11/29 – Susan Soederberg “Governing Urban Displacements in Global Capitalism”

Register for free here The scarcity of affordable rental housing has become a defining social issue with an increasing number of impoverished households embroiled in a vicious cycle of displaced survival marked by overindebtedness, evictions and homelessness. To deconstruct this reality, I view low-income rental housing as a historical social relation in that it is […]

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2021/11/15 – Radha Upadhyaya “Employing Capital: Patient Capital and Labour Relations in Kenya’s Manufacturing Sector”

Register for free here Generating decent employment plays a key role in the creation of a new social contract and social cohesion in sub-Saharan Africa. The crucial question is thus, how to create more decent jobs? Much of the extant research has focused on the role of states and businesses in shaping employment relations. In […]

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2021/10/25 – Zac Taylor “Urbanizing Climate Finance: Tracing the Insurance-linked Securities Trade through South Florida and Singapore”

Register for free here Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and related property catastrophe reinsurance market instruments are increasingly positioned by states, development agencies, and financial institutions alike as crucial mechanisms for governing climate change through finance. This talk examines how the expanding market for ILS constitutes, and is constituted by, interconnected yet distinct urban political economies and […]

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