FinGeo AGM – 5th of October 2020, 1pm BST

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are very much delighted to invite to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) to talk to us about FinGeo’s work this year and what we have in store for members in the years to come! Register in advance for the AGM here: […]

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Financialization and the authoritarian state: the case of Russia

– Anna Mishura and Svetlana Ageeva Financialization as a global process can take on specific forms in economy with a state that has signs of authoritarianism. In Russia the state-led financialization has been taking place largely through the domestic banking sector and the realm of “digital financialization”. It manifests in growing financial inclusion, digitalization, remote […]

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Geofinance between national and firm internationalization strategies: an analysis of the Italian banking system across borders 

– Silvia Grandi and Christian Sellar – The relationship between governmental economic policies, the international strategies of banks, and firms’ internationalization is an intriguing phenomenon which is not yet fully investigated by financial geographers. Our paper analyzes the geographical patterns of Italian banks’ international network in order to answer the following research questions: 1) What are […]

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From a pandemic to a global financial meltdown?

– Martin Sokol – What will be the economic consequences of the pandemic? Are we heading for a wide-spread economic collapse? Is a global financial meltdown coming? In the current fast-evolving situation, it is difficult to predict how this will end. One thing is increasingly clear though: the hope that economic life will quickly return […]

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Economic Development and Variegated Financialization in Emerging Economies

– Ewa Karwowski  – Some academics and economic commentators have argued that we are living in an age of ‘de-globalisation’. Given a looming no-deal Brexit and the lunacy of the Trump presidency—especially considering their impacts on international trade, regional integration and global governance—this view is not too far-fetched. However, the de-globalisation argument draws heavily on […]

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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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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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