2022/10/25 – The Financialization of the Brazilian Territory: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of its Recent Evolution

Financial capitalism has undergone profound changes since at least the 1970s, which made finance even more important for all dimensions of social life (in addition to its most obvious influence on economic processes). This lecture aims to present a geographical view of contemporary financial dynamics, through the presentation of research results on the “financialization of […]

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2022/10/26 Monthly Drink Event (online) – Janelle Knox-Hayes (guest speaker)

Monthly Drink event is a one-hour event 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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2022/11/10 – The Financial Industry Sets Sights on Institutional Investors: A Relational Approach to Property Investment Outsourcing in Brazil

Over the past few decades, pension funds have emerged as major players in global financial markets as the reserves they manage have grown steadily. In this context, trustees are confronted with acute dilemmas regarding how best to generate investment returns for beneficiaries. This involves crucial decisions regarding the diversification of investment portfolios, as well as […]

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Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Asia Research Institute (Asian Infrastructures) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

This is the final call for applications – the deadline is 30 September. The successful applicant is expected to commence duties at NUS in January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will initially be for two years, with a good prospect for renewal for another two. So, this would position suit someone […]

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2022/09/07 | 14:00 BST: Grants and Funding: Managing funded research projects I (Dariusz Wójcik, Oxford University, UK)

Winning research funding is the aim of many researchers but the complexities of managing a research grant and the research project can be challenging. In this webinar, designed for researchers in their late early career and mid-career, Dariusz Wójcik will share his experiences and learnings from managing research grants and funded research projects and particularly focus […]

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Call for abstracts: The new green global division of labour: Emerging geographies of decarbonisation

The ongoing shift away from fossil fuels has sometimes been framed as a ‘green energy race’ among states, each competing with one another on national missions to develop and deploy renewables. Complicating this picture, various economies across both global North and South are specialising within new geographies of production for green energy infrastructure, with attendant […]

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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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