Commemoration of Professor Eike W. Schamp

Professor Eike W. Schamp was one of Germany’s most influential economic geographers and a pioneer in the field of financial geography. He has inspired many of today’s FinGeo scholars in Germany and other countries. His professorship in Frankfurt was, among others, ideally suited to help him studying international financial centres. After holding positions as Professor […]

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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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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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Algorithms and the Anthropocene – Finance, Sustainability and the Promise and Hazards of New Financial Technologies

– Thomas Skou Grindsted – Since the global financial crises (2007-2009), we have experienced one big crash with a temporality of years and months, weeks and days. We have also experienced around ten crises in minutes, hundreds of crises in seconds, and thousands of crises in microseconds. For this reason, we experience turbulent financial worlds […]

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International Financial Centres After the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

– Dariusz Wójcik – It has been ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers unleashed panic in financial markets, marking the eruption of the global financial crisis that wreaked havoc to economies and societies around the world. An industry of books has emerged, analyzing the causes, mechanisms and consequences of this calamity. The main protagonists […]

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Impact investing in Pakistan: The role of private debt and shadow banking in financing development

– Juvaria Jafri – Philanthrocapitalism rests on the notion that philanthropy can be more successful when it is more like business. This view is an invitation to global financial capital to chase more than just profit, and to also seek social and environmental goals, particularly to address the challenges of global poverty and climate change. The […]

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Book Launch: International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

Edited by Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wójcik Monday 17th of September, 4.30pm – 7pm10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH, UK Book description:As well as marking the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the consequent unleashing of the global financial crisis, 2018 is also the year of negotiations on the […]

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