If you missed the recent presentation by Martin Sokol, Rodrigo Fernandez, and Leonardo Pataccini at the Regional Studies Association 2021 Global E-Festival, you can now watch a recording of the session: Special Session 34 I FinGeo – Financial Policies
The RSA has made this recording available on Youtube until the end of August 2021.
Short on time? Browse the presentation slides: Financialisation, post-pandemic central banking and regional and urban recovery: A turning point for monetary policy? – PDF
View the blog post here.
Congratulations to Marek Mikuš and Petra Rodik, former GEOFIN Research Fellows, on the publication of their new edited book (with a chapter co-authored by Zsuzsanna Pósfai, current GEOFIN Research Fellow):
Households and Financialisation in Europe: Mapping Variegated Patterns in Semi-peripheries (London: Routledge, 2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003028857
If you missed Martin Sokol‘s recent presentation at the 52nd Annual Conference of Irish Geographers (Trinity College Dublin / online, 2021), a PDF of the presentation is now available: The (post-)pandemic city: a vicious circle scenario – PDF
The GEOFIN team attended the conference Thirty years of capitalist transformations in CEE: Inequalities and social resistance in Cluj, Romania/online on 20-22 May.
Our new Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Pósfai gave a presentation with Márton Czirfusz, titled “Dependent housing financialization in Hungary through the case of household debt”.
Their presentation is available as a PDF.
The GEOFIN research team in TCD Geography welcomes Dr Zsuzsanna Pósfai who joins us as a Research Fellow to work on possible financial futures.
Zsuzsanna is one if the founding members of the Periféria Policy and Research Center, an independent Budapest-based organisation working on spatial and housing justice. She has experience in the field of housing activism, of housing policy on the scale of local administrations (both in France and Hungary), as well as in academia. In recent years Zsuzsanna’s research has focused on the mechanisms of investment in the housing market and the over-indebtedness of households. Based on her research she is also working on practical ways to channel investment into affordable housing.
View her full profile here.
Martin Sokol recently participated in the ‘European Cities beyond COVID-19’ webinar, part of the Inspiring Ideas @Trinity series.
This webinar explores how European cities will adapt to a new working model, the challenges and opportunities for urban development and renewal the last year has brought, and what it means to be a future-focused city. It is moderated by Alan Duffy, CEO & Head of Banking, HSBC Ireland and former President of the Trinity Business Alumni and provides a twin academic and professional perspective on this area of increasing focus. It features Dr Martin Sokol and Prof Greg Clark, Global Head of Future Cities & New Industries for HSBC.
Watch the webinar here.
The GEOFIN research team in TCD Geography welcomes Dr Rodrigo Fernandez who joins us as a part-time research fellow to work on the linkages between monetary policy and subordinate financialisation.
Rodrigo is also a senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). Previously he was a postdoc (2011–2013) at the University of Amsterdam and at KU Leuven/University of Leuven (2013-2019). He has published on offshore financial centers, shadow banking, real estate and financialization. His current research focuses on the financialization of non-financial corporations.
View his full profile here.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis of global inequality. GEOFIN researchers Leonardo Pataccini and Martin Sokol share their views and underline the issues at stake, in a piece written for the Tribune magazine by Laura Fernandez Lopez:
Let’s hope that 2021 is a better year for everyone!
Read the article here
View full PDFs of the working papers here
Marek Mikuš, former GEOFIN Research Fellow and now based at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, discusses his new research project, which looks at how increasing indebtedness affects households in Eastern Europe – a topic that can only grow in importance following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read his interview here.
Congratulations to Dr Petra Rodik, former GEOFIN Research Fellow, on the publication of her new book:
(Pre)zaduženi: Društveni aspekti zaduženosti kućanstava u Hrvatskoj / (Over)indebted: Social Aspects of Household Indebtedness in Croatia (Zagreb: Naklada Jesenski i Turk, 2019).
The GEOFIN research team in TCD Geography welcomes Leonardo Pataccini, who joins us as a Research Fellow to work on the financialisation of banks in the Baltic countries.
Dr Pataccini obtained his PhD in social sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He possesses an interdisciplinary background, combining sociology, international economics, finance and history, and besides his academic expertise, he also has experience as a consultant for international organizations and private firms. Currently, his main research areas are international political economy, political economy of the post-Soviet transition, financialization, and contemporary economic history.
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Congratulations to Dr Marek Mikuš on securing a prestigious Emmy Noether grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) on “Peripheral Debt: Money, Risk and Politics in Eastern Europe”. His new project will be based at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany).
We are delighted that Marek will remain connected to GEOFINresearch as a member of our Academic Advisory Panel.
Thanks to Alicja and Marek for a very enjoyable seminar!
Click here for details of their presentations.
The GEOFIN team in TCD Geography welcomes Florence O’Regan, who joins us as a Research Project Officer. She has previously worked and studied at the universities of Cambridge, Leeds, York, and Durham, and is delighted to be joining Trinity College Dublin.