GEOFIN Lunchtime Seminar on “Financialisation” with Alicja Bobek and Marek Mikuš (19th September 2019)

GEOFIN International Seminar Titles: “Subordinated financialisation? The role of financial investment, credit and debt in everyday lives of households in East-Central Europe” / “State financialisation in Croatia: Preliminary Findings of an interview-based case study ”Speakers: Dr Alicja Bobek (Trinity College Dublin) / Dr Marek Mikuš (Trinity College Dublin / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) Date: Thursday 19th September 2019 […]

GEOFIN International Seminar with Larry Murphy “Financialization (un)limited: Restless capital, housing and home” (16th October 2018)

GEOFIN International Seminar

Title: “Financialization (un)limited: Restless capital, housing and home”

Speaker: Professor Laurence Murphy (University of University of Auckland)

Date: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Time: 4-5pm

Venue: M4, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin

Free event: All welcome

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About the speaker:

Laurence Murphy is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Environment (University of University of Auckland) and was formerly Professor of Property in the University of Auckland Business School. He has published widely on property topics including: homeownership, social rental housing, mortgage securitisation, office development, the institutional evolution of listed property trusts, finance capital and entrepreneurial urban governance. In 2014 he was the Helen Cam Visiting Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge and held a Visiting Professorship at Trinity College Dublin in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed Acting-Director of “Transforming Auckland: Institutional, Technological and Cultural Innovations for Sustainable Cities”, one of three Thematic Research Initiatives (TRI) established by The University of Auckland. Prof Murphy completed his PhD in Urban Economic Geography at the University of Dublin (Trinity College Dublin) and has held lecturing posts at Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast and the London School of Economics.

Abstract:

The burgeoning literature on financialisation affords the potential for ongoing ‘conceptual slippage’ whereby the term is employed in multiple and inconsistent ways. Consequently, Christophers (2015) posits that the term financialization is limited and potentially unhelpful. In this paper I argue that conceiving of financialization as a dynamic and changeable set of processes is conceptually and empirically productive. Drawing upon my own research, which examines issues of housing and home, I explore the possibilities of engaging with the notion of ‘financialization (un)limited’ (Murphy, 2015). Such an engagement takes cognizance of the protean nature of financialization and takes seriously the notions of its limits, especially within local contexts.

About the event:

This lecture is co-organised by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) and the Finance, Economy & Society (FES) research group and sponsored by ERC GEOFIN research ‘Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation’ (Project No. 683197). The event is presented as part of the “Distinguished International Lecturers in Geography” lecture series.

Related resources:

Poster: PDF

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Prof Larry Murphy (Photo by M. Sokol)

GEOFIN International Seminar with Fabio Contel “The financialization of the Brazilian territory (1964-2017): Main aspects” (19th April 2018)

GEOFIN International Seminar

Title: “The financialization of the Brazilian territory (1964 – 2017): Main aspects”

Speaker: Professor Fabio Betioli Contel (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018

Time: 1-2pm

Venue: GGSR-A, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin

Free event: All welcome

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About the speaker:

Professor Contel holds a degree in Geography from the University of São Paulo (1994) a Master’s degree and PhD in Human Geography from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (2001/2006). He was a PhD researcher at the Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena (Germany) in 2005, where he later returned as a Visiting Research Professor in 2007. Since 2008 he has been lecturing at the Department of Geography at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is currently holding a Visiting Fellowship at the School of Geography of the University of Oxford (2017/2018). Prof Contel has experience in the area of economic geography, urban geography and financialisation of geographical space.

About the event:

This lecture is organised by the Finance, Economy & Society (FES) Research Group and sponsored by ERC GEOFIN research “Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation” (Project No. 683197). The event is presented as part of the “Distinguished International Lecturers in Geography” lecture series.

Related resources:

Poster: PDF

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Prof Fabio Contel (Photo by M. Sokol)