Lead Firms and Sectoral Resilience: How Goldman Sachs Weathered the Global Financial Crisis

—Michael A. Urban, Vladimír Pažitka, Stefanos Ioannou and Dariusz Wójcik— The concept of economic resilience finds its roots in resilience thinking in ecology. As a result, much of the resilience literature tends to assume that sectoral and regional resilience are determined by the characteristics of regions and sectors such as their productivity, their labor skills […]

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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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2019/05/27 – Brisbane, AUS – The 7th FinGeo Seminar, Financial Geography Down Under

Finance is undoubtedly one of the most globalised and networked phenomena in the world, yet it continues to display enormous geographical diversity in its operation and outcomes. In order to understand finance in its complexity, a global research network with a distinctly geographical approach is required. Griffith Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation is delighted […]

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2019/09/03 – Oxford, UK – The 2nd Annual Conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment being held at the University of Oxford from 3-6th September 2019 now has 5 paper prizes worth £8,500 in total. Details are below: BNP Paribas Asset Management Best Paper Prize – £3,000 CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts Journal Paper Prize for Sustainable Investment – £1,500 CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts […]

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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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2018/12/10 – Singapore – Emerging Production Networks of Fintech Workshop

Workshop on ‘Emerging Production Networks of Fintech’ National University of Singapore, 10th & 11th December 2018 Fintech, a shorthand for ‘financial technology’, brings together firms and actors from the finance industry and technology and innovation clusters in changing the ways that capital raising, financial transactions and investment decisions are being made, often through the use […]

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2019/09/15 – Beijing, China – First Global FinGeo Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS 1st FinGeo Global Conference 2019 Global Financial Shift? Mapping a Financialized World in Transformation Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, September 15-18, 2019   The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in 2015, has grown to an interdisciplinary membership of over 500 scholars and experts from over 50 countries around the world. […]

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2019/05/15 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – FinGeo’s 6th Global Seminar – Geography, Finance and Uneven Development

FinGeo’s 6th Global Seminar – Geography, Finance and Uneven Development, Sao Paolo, Brazil Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil Venue: University of São Paulo Event dates: 15th -17th  May 2019 Details & registration: http://fingeo2019.com/en/home/ Call for abstracts (250 to 300 words) on-line submission: http://fingeo2019.com/en/call-for-abstracts/ Call for abstracts – deadline: 11 February 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance: 25 February 2019 Email: fingeo2019@gmail.com The International Seminar on Geography, Finance […]

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2019/01/08 – Brussels, Belgium – European Commission Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”

EC Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”  January 8-9, 2019 – Brussels CALL FOR PAPERS The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance and the Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR), both set up by the European Commission, are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Conference on “Promoting Sustainable Finance”. The conference […]

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