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New article by Martin Sokol and Leonardo Pataccini: “Financialisation, regional economic development and the coronavirus crisis: a time for spatial monetary policy?”

Congratulations to Martin Sokol and Leonardo Pataccini for publishing their joint paper in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society – special issue. In this article the GEOFIN researchers are arguing for a ‘spatial monetary policy’.
This is an OPEN ACCESS article and can be read online here: https://academic.oup.com/…/10…/cjres/rsab033/6427774…

 

 

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New article by Leonardo Pataccini: “Europeanisation as a driver of dependent financialisation in East-Central Europe: insights from the Baltic states”

Congratulations to Leonardo Pataccini for his recent article publication in the New Political Economy journal on “Europeanisation as a driver of dependent financialisation in East-Central Europe: insights from the Baltic states”.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

GEOFIN researchers on YouTube: Leonardo Pataccini

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

 

GEOFIN researchers on YouTube: Zsuzsanna Pósfai

Our Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Pósfai introduces her research on the financialisation of housing, housing inequalities, affordable housing, and financial futures:

 

GEOFIN researchers on YouTube: Sara Benceković

Our PhD researcher Sara Benceković explains her work on banking in Croatia for the GEOFIN research project:

New GEOFIN YouTube channel

The GEOFIN YouTube channel has launched! Meet our researchers and find out more about their work on financialisation, financial policies, banking, housing, etc.

 

New article by Rodrigo Fernandez: “Whither corporate financialization? A literature review”

Congratulations to Rodrigo Fernandez and his co-authors Tobias Klinge and Manuel Aalbers on their recent paper:

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

 

 

New blog post by Zsuzsanna Pósfai – ENHR conference paper: Housing finance beyond individual mortgages – how to finance new forms of affordable housing in Eastern Europe?

View the blog post here.

 

“Housing finance beyond individual mortgages – how to finance new forms of affordable housing in Eastern Europe?”. Presentation by Zsuzsanna Pósfai at the ENHR conference

Zsuzsanna Pósfai recently gave a presentation at the annual (online) conference of the European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR, 30 August-2 September 2021): “Housing finance beyond individual mortgages – how to finance – new forms of affordable housing in Eastern Europe?”

You can now view the slides from the presentation, as well as read the paper:

Slides (PDF)    |   Paper (PDF)

 

“Subordinate financialization in the European (semi-)periphery: The European Central Bank and the uneven monetary integration of East-Central Europe”. Fernandez, Sokol and Pataccini’s SASE 2021 presentation now available as PDF

Rodrigo Fernandez recently presented a joint paper with Martin Sokol and Leonardo Pataccini at the 33rd Annual SASE Meeting (online, 2-5 July 2021.

A PDF of the presentation is now available: Subordinate financialization in the European (semi-)periphery: The European Central Bank and the uneven monetary integration of East-Central Europe – PDF

‘Financialisation, post-pandemic central banking and regional and urban recovery: A turning point for monetary policy?’: Watch Martin Sokol, Rodrigo Fernandez and Leonardo Pataccini’s RSA conference presentation

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

New blog post by Zsuzsanna Pósfai – Conference news: Thirty years of capitalist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe: inequalities and social resistance

View the blog post here.

 

New edited book by Marek Mikuš and Petra Rodik

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

“The (post-)pandemic city: a vicious circle scenario”. Martin Sokol’s CIG 2021 presentation now available as PDF

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

Presentation by Zsuzsanna Pósfai: “Dependent housing financialization in Hungary through the case of household debt”

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.

Dr Zsuzsanna Pósfai joins the GEOFIN team

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.

New blog post by Alicja Bobek – Financialisation of households in the ECE region: what can we learn from the secondary statistical data?

View the blog post here

 

Webinar: European Cities beyond COVID-19

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.

 

Dr Rodrigo Fernandez joins the GEOFIN team

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.

GEOFIN research cited in Tribune

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:

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/01/global-inequality-is-a-public-health-threat

Happy New Year from the GEOFIN research team

Let’s hope that 2021 is a better year for everyone!

New article by Martin Sokol and Leonardo Pataccini in Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie: “Winners And Losers In Coronavirus Times: Financialisation, Financial Chains and Emerging Economic Geographies of the Covid-19 Pandemic”

Read the article 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

 

“Neoliberal Debt Policy and the Loss of Autonomy”: an interview with Marek Mikuš

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.

 

 

New blog post by Martin Sokol: From a pandemic to a global financial meltdown? Preliminary thoughts on the economic consequences of Covid-19

View the blog post here

 

New book by Petra Rodik

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).

Dr Leonardo Pataccini joins the GEOFIN team

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.

 

New post by Sara Benceković on “PhD parenting” (on TCD Geography’s blog: PlanetGeogblog.wordpress.com)

On PhD, parenting, and having it all: A view from a “PhD mum”

 

New blog post by Sara Benceković: Financialisation and sub-national banking geographies in Croatia – introducing my PhD research

View the blog post here

 

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

 

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Marek Mikuš, 17 September 2019, Trinity College Dublin

Congratulations to Dr Marek Mikuš

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.

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 Marek Mikuš: Financialization of the State: Preliminary Analysis for Croatia – Presentation at the Croatian National Bank

View the blog post here

 

New blog post by Petra Rodik: Chaining Households to Financial Markets: Micro-level Interest-Bearing Strategies of Western Banks in Croatia

View the blog post here

Florence O’Regan joins the GEOFIN team

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.