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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Philanthro-capitalism, social enterprises, and global development

– Dennis Stolz and Karen P.Y. Lai – While the 2008 global financial crisis created financial meltdown as well as socio-economic crisis of unprecedented scale, the super-rich capitalist class is also using financial logics and instruments in philanthropy as a vehicle to soothe critics of global finance. With a new profit-oriented model of philanthropy, ultra-wealthy […]

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Creating institutional power in financialised economies: The firm-profession nexus of advanced business services

– Sabine Dörry – Despite major crises, financial capitalism is enjoying a period of relative stability. Financial powers – underpinned by the financialisation imperative of the 21st-century capitalist order – are robust and dynamically reinforce the global system’s principal traits and values. The advanced business services (ABS) sector ties in closely with these dynamics and […]

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Financialising the State: Recent developments in fiscal and monetary policy

– Ewa Karwowski, Marcos Centurion-Vicencio – The financialisation of the state is widely assumed but rarely analysed in detail. After all it is rather difficult to imagine that “the role of financial motives, financial markets, financial actors and financial institutions” (Epstein 2005: 3) can increase in importance without at least some support from public policy […]

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The geographies of financial activities within an emerging international financial center: the case of Beijing

– Fenghua Pan, Sarah Hall, Hua Zhang – Despite Beijing being the well-known political center of China, its reputation as an international financial center (IFC) lags behind that of Shanghai. In the past decade, the financial sector in Beijing has experienced unprecedented growth and Beijing has strengthened its competitiveness as a financial center. This paper […]

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Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world economy: exploring the links between States’ geoeconomic strategies, financial institutions and firms’ internationalization

Analyses of the financial system from various disciplines has yet to fully explore the connections between the geopolitical and geoeconomic discourses shaping States’ public finance and foreign policy, the role and localization of financial institutions and the evolution of international patterns of firms. Such topics are becoming increasingly relevant, as evidenced in a speech held […]

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Geographical Changes in Influence of Stock Trading Centres around the 2007 Global Financial Crisis

– Boulis M. Ibrahim, Janusz Brzeszczyński, Arnab Bhattacharjee – The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007 was a major event and a key milestone in the history of financial markets. Unparalleled in many respects, its economic consequences were stronger and its global impact wider than all earlier financial turmoil. In our paper, we analyse the […]

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The Geography of Tax Evasion

– Manuel B. Aalbers – What is it about? Taxation in general and tax evasion in particular are inherently geographical in nature but not a very popular area of research. In this article I present geographers’ research on offshore financial centres alongside the work of researchers from other disciplines to present an overview of what […]

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