Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez (former Research Fellow)

Email: r.fernandez@somo.nl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fernandezamster (@fernandezamster)

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rodrigo_Fernandez14


Rodrigo Fernandez is a senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) next to being a research fellow at the GEOFIN project. Previously he was a postdoc (2011–2013) at the University of Amsterdam and at KU Leuven/University of Leuven (2013-2019). Rodrigo has published on offshore financial centers, shadow banking, real estate and financialization. In his current research at SOMO he focuses on the financialization of non-financial corporations.

GEOFIN research

Within the GEOFIN project Rodrigo Fernandez will concentrate on the linkages between monetary policy and subordinate financialization.

GEOFIN-related publications, presentations and working papers

Fernandez, R, Sokol, M and Patacini L (2022) Monetary policy, varieties of capitalism and subordinate financialization: What Explains divergent economic geographies of (semi)-peripheries in East-Central Europe. Global Conference on Economic Geography in Dublin 7-10 June 2022  Special session: Financialisation: Disruptions, Displacements and Discontents | PDF

Klinge, T. J., Fernandez, R., & Aalbers, M. B. (2021). Whither corporate financialization? A literature review. Geography Compass, e12588. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12588

Fernandez, R., Sokol, M. and Pataccini, L. (2021) Subordinate financialization in the European (semi-)periphery: The European Central Bank and the uneven monetary integration of East-Central Europe. 33rd Annual SASE Meeting, Virtual Conference – After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism. Online, 2-5 July 2021. | PDF

Sokol, M., Fernandez, R. and Pataccini, L. (2021) Financialisation, post-pandemic central banking and regional and urban recovery: A turning point for monetary policy? Regional Studies Association Global E-Festival – Regions in Recovery: Building Sustainable Futures. Special session 34: FinGeo – Financial Geographies of Regional and Urban Recovery. Online, 2-18 June 2021. | PDF | video

Other publications

Journal articles

Tobias, J. Klinge, Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2020). The financialization of Big Pharma. Revista Internacional de Sociología. 78 (4). https://doi.org/10.3989/ris.2020.78.4.m20.006

Aalbers, M, Hochstenbach, C, Bosma, B & Fernandez, R  (2020). The Death and Life of Private Landlordism: How Financialized Homeownership Gave Birth to the Buy-To-Let Market. Housing, Theory and Society, DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2020.1846610

Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2019). Housing Financialization in the Global South: In Search of a Comparative Framework. Housing Policy Debate. (29). https://doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2019.1681491

Fernandez, R, Reijer Hendrikse, R & Hollanders, D (2019). Uitdijende financiële macht: de monetaire orde van de ECB. Beleid en Maatschappij. 46(1), 155-163.

Bosma, B, Hochstenbach, C, Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2018). De politiek van buy-to-let. Beleid en Maatschappij. 45(3), 288-298

Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2017). Capital Market Union and residential capitalism in Europe: Rescaling the housing-centred model of financialization. Finance and Society. 3(1), 32-50

Aalbers, M, Van Loon, J & Fernandez, R (2017). The Financialization of a Social Housing Provider. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 41(4), 572-587

Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2017). Housing and capital in the 21st century: realigning housing studies and political economy. Housing, Theory and Society. 34(2), 127-145

Fernandez, R & Wigger, A (2017). Lehman Brothers in the Dutch offshore financial centre: Unravelling the role of shadow banking in increasing leverage and facilitating debt. Economy and Society. 45(3), 407-430

Fernandez, R, Hofman, A & Aalbers, M (2016). London and New York as a safe deposit box for the transnational wealth elite. Environment and Planning A. 42(12), 2443–2461

Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2016). Financialization and Housing: Between Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism.Competition and Change, 20(2), 71-82.

Engelen, E, Fernandez, R & Hendrikse, R (2014). How Finance Penetrates its Other: A Cautionary Tale on the Financialization of a Dutch University. Antipode, 46(4), 1072-1091.

Engelen, E, Fernandez, R & Kremer, M (2013). Sociale zekerheid in 2025: Europeanisering, Detachering, Mobilisering of Doe-het-zelven? Beleid en Maatschappij 40(3), 276-295.

Fernandez, R (2012). De hoogste tijd om de Banken aan te pakken. Beleid en Maatschappij, 39(4), 462-464.

Engelen, E, Konings, M & Fernandez, R (2010). Geographies of financialization in disarray: the Dutch case in comparative perspective. Economic Geography, 86(1), 53-73.

Engelen, E, Konings, M & Fernandez, R (2008). The rise of activist investors and patterns of political responses: lessons on agency. Socio-Economic Review, 6(4), 611-636.

Book chapters

Fernandez, R & Hendrikse R (2020). Offshore finance. Chapter in: P. Mader, D. Mertens and N. van der Zwan (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization. London: Routledge.

Wigger, A & Fernandez, R (2020). A critical perspective on the rise of shadow banking and its role in debt-led accumulation patterns. Chapter in Wosnitzer, C, Borch, R (eds) (2020). The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies. Londen: Routledge.

Aalbers, M.B., Fernandez, R. and Wijburg, G. (2020) The financialization of real estate. Chapter in: P. Mader, D. Mertens and N. van der Zwan (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization. London: Routledge.

Hendrikse, R & Fernandez, R (2019). Offshore finance: how capital rules the world. Chapter in: State of power 2019.Amsterdam: TNI.

Fernandez, R & Aalbers, M (2016). Financialization and Housing: Between Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism.Chapter in Aalbers, M (2016). The financialization of housing: A political economy approach. Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy; Routledge, London and New York.

Fernandez, R (2015). De crisis van het geprivatiseerd Keynesiaanisme. Chapter in: WTFACT: De feiten over werkende jongeren in Nederland. FNV, Amsterdam.

Fernandez, R (2014) Van een gevaarlijke naar een andere wereld: Kwijtschelding van publieke schuld. Chapter in: Verhagen, S, Linders, L & Ham, M (2014) Verlossing van schuld en boete: onorthodoxe oplossingen voor onbetaalde rekeningen. Van Gennep, Amsterdam.

Fernandez, R (2013). Nederland leeft onnodig in angst voor groeiende staatsschuld. Chapter in: Jaarboek 2013: Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuiskunde. Sdu Uitgevers, Den Haag.

Fernandez, R (2010). Machtige spelers op zoek naar speelveld: De rol van pensioenfondsen in het vormgeven van financiële markten in Nederland, 1970-2008. Chapter in: Blom, J (2010). De Krediet crisis: een politiek-economisch perspectief. AUP, Amsterdam

Professional publications

Fernandez, R, Adriaans, I, Adriaans, Klinge, T & Hendrikse R (2020). Engineering digital monopolies: The financialization of Big Tech. SOMO, Amsterdam

Fernandez, R & Klinge, T (2020). Private gains we can ill afford: The financialisation of Big Pharma. SOMO, Amsterdam

Fernandez, R & Bieckmann, F (2018). Eerlijke belasting voor multinationals. Race naar de Bodem: de dividendbelasting uitgelegd. SOMO, TNI & FNV, Amsterdam

Fernandez, R, Bortz, P & Zeolla, N (2018). The politics of quantitative easing: A critical assesment of the harmful impact of European monetary policy on developing countries. SOMO, Amsterdam

Aalbers, M, Bosma, J, Fernandez, R & Hochstenbach, C (2018). Buy-to-let: gewikt en gewogen. KU leuven & UvA, Leuven en Amsterdam.

Fernandez, R & Kiezebrink, V (2017). Afschaffing van de dividendbelasting: wie wint er nou? SOMO, Amsterdam

Fernandez, R & Hendrikse R (2015). Rich corporation, Poor societies: The financialization of Apple. SOMO, Amsterdam

Fernandez, R (2015). Een muur van geld op zoek naar vastgoed. Agora, 31(4), 8-12.

Fernandez, R (2014). Schaduwbankieren en Belastingontwijking: een obscuur Nederlands tafereel. SOMO, Amsterdam.

Fernandez, R & Hendrikse, R (2014) Vastgoedmagnaat in Toga. Agora, 30(1), 22-25.

Fernandez, R (2014). Shadow banking and European offshore financial centres: the blind spot in EU policy debates. SOMO, Amsterdam.

Fernandez, R, McGauran, K & Frederiks, J (2013). Avoiding Tax in Times of Austerity: Energias De Portugal (EDP) and the Role of the Netherlands in Tax Avoidance in Europe. SOMO, Amsterdam.

Engelen, E & Fernandez, R (2008). Zonder grotere politieke steun wordt HFC een deceptie. Bank- en Effectenbedrijf, 57(4), 42-46. Amsterdam.

Engelen, E, Fernandez, R & Konings, M (2008). A quick scan of the Dutch financial services: selling the Netherlands to a post-crisis world. Amsterdam: Amsterdam institute for metropolitan and international development Studies. Amsterdam.


Fernandez, R (2014). Denken over de verzorgingsstaat van morgen: Hoe globalisering en de financiële crisis Nederland vormgeven. Boom Lemma, Den Haag.

Fernandez, R (2011). Explaining the decline of the Amsterdam financial centre: Globalizing finance and the rise of a hierarchical inter-city network. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam