GCEG Dublin, call for papers

GCEG Dublin – Call for Papers

Financialisation: Disruptions, Displacements and Discontents

Organised by: Leonardo Pataccini, Martin Sokol and Jennie Stephens

This session invites papers that will address financialisation and its disruptions, displacements and discontents, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives and from a variety of scales from the local and regional to the trans-territorial and global. We welcome papers that will cover areas less researched including (but not limited to) the financialisation of banks, financialisation and monetary policy, financialisation of the state, financialisation of higher education, financialisation of nature, financialisation of climate governance, financialisation of energy systems, etc., as well as more established areas such as financialisation of housing & real estate, financialisation of households, and corporate financialisation. We particularly welcome contributions that would explore the links between different areas of financialisation, while considering multidimensional and mutually reinforcing disruptions and displacements caused by financialisation.

To submit your paper please click on the image below:

GCEG Dublin, call for papers

conference round table discussion

GEOFIN Researcher Zsuzsanna Pósfai participates in Trade Union Cooperation Forum conference

GEOFIN Researcher Zsuzsanna Pósfai participated in Trade Union Cooperation Forum’s recent conference on in-work poverty. The two-day conference was held on 2-3 December 2021 in Budapest. The Trade Union Cooperation Forum (SZEF) is one of the new federal systems of the Hungarian trade union movement, which was transformed during the political and economic change (1989–90). A trade union association representing employees in public education, health and social care, public collections, cultural and artistic institutions, and employees in the state and municipal administration, the judiciary, and public order and safety agencies. It is one of the largest trade union confederations in Hungary. In 2019, the 13 member organizations of the SZEF registered about 60,000 members.

A recording of the live discussion is available in Hungarian on Facebook.

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Zsuzsanna Pósfai to present at TCD Geography seminars

promotional poster for seminar series

TCD Geography seminars continue next Wednesday December 8th at 1pm with GEOFIN research’s Zsuzsanna Pósfai giving what’s going to be a cracking talk on finance and its potentials (and limitations) in enabling new possible forms of housing.

To register: https://tinyurl.com/yrvszsj6

Seminar with Alicja Bobek and Marek Mikuš

Thanks to Alicja and Marek for a very enjoyable seminar!

Click here for details of their presentations.

New blog post by Alicja Bobek: ‘Subordinated Financialisation’?: The Role of Credit and Debt in Everyday Lives of Households in East-Central Europe

View the blog post here


New blog post by Sara Benceković: Western banks-led financialisation in Croatia: A paper delivered at the workshop for Ireland-based postgraduate students researching Central and Eastern Europe

View the blog post here


GEOFIN researchers on YouTube: Leonardo Pataccini

Our Research Fellow Leonardo Pataccini tells us about his research on banking in the Baltics:


florence o'regan celebrating her new post

Farewell to Florence

Congratulations to Florence O’Regan, our former Research Project Officer, for securing a position at Trinity Research & Innovation. We wish you well in your new job and thank you for everything you have done for GEOFIN research!



photo of Dimitrios Paraskevas

Dimitrios Paraskevas joins the GEOFIN team

The GEOFIN team in TCD Geography welcomes Dimitrios Paraskevas, who joins us as a Research Project Officer. Dimitri returns to Trinity College, having previously worked in a number of administrative roles in the University over a period of fifteen years.



journal article

New article by Giulia Dal Maso: “Past and present financialization in Central Eastern Europe: the case of Western subsidiary banks”

Congratulations to former Geofin researcher Giulia Dal Maso for publishing her latest work in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. By examining the ‘post’ financial crisis scenario in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) Dr Dal Maso’s paper assesses the role of Western banks in the region and how their penetration and ‘resilience’ is influenced by their parent and subsidiary structure. The article is available online from: Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies