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GCEG 2022 Dublin: Special Session 04_09 Financialisation: Disruptions, Displacements and Discontents

GCEG 2022 Dublin

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Special Session 04_09

Financialisation: Disruptions, Displacements and Discontents

Session organisers:

  • Leonardo Pataccini, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland / University of Latvia
  • Martin Sokol, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jennie Stephens – Northeastern University – j.stephens@northeastern.edu

Session description:

Financialisation, a shorthand for the increasing power of finance over society and the economy, continues to reshape economic geographies in numerous ways and at multiple scales. From housing to health care, from education to innovation, from firms to governments, from labour markets to financial markets, from retail banks to central banks, the process of financialisation has fundamentally altered wealth and power relations. In doing so, it has created significant disruptions, displacements and discontents. Financialisation appears to be deepening social and territorial inequalities, while making contemporary capitalist economies more prone to crises which in turn reinforces the concentration of wealth and power among those with financial assets, i.e. the pandemic has worsened economic inequities and strengthened multiple problematic financial mechanisms. Furthermore, the subjugation of economic process to the financialised logic of short-term financial gain accelerates climate change, reinforces fossil fuel reliance, and deepens climate vulnerabilities around the world.

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.

 

DAY 1 :

TUESDAY 7th JUNE 2022 – Trinity

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 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM, TCD03 – Synge

Financialisation I: Central banks and monetary policy                Chair: Jennie Stephens

Special Session 04_09_01 – https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1378602

  • Sokol M. – Financialisation, Central Banks and the New State Capitalism
  • Pataccini L. – Examining the Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy in the Euro Area in the Light of Financialisation
  • Cohen D.; Martine A.; Rosenman, E. – Walls of Capital: Quantitative Easing, Spatial Inequality, and the Winners and Losers of Canada’s Pandemic-Era Housing Market
  • Eichacker N.Financialization, Structural Power, and the Global Financial Crisis for Europe’s Core and Periphery

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 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM, TCD03 – Synge

Financialisation II: Climate justice, higher education & neoliberalism                 Chair: Martin Sokol

Special Session 04_09_02 – https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1379561

  • Stephens J. – Climate Justice and the Financialization of Higher Education
  • Green L. – The Financialising Univer[city]? Financial Restructuring and Urban Real Estate Development in UK Higher Education
  • Discussion

 

DAY 2 :

WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE 2022 – UCD

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8:30 AM – 9:50 AM, UCD12 – E0.01

Financialisation III: Housing and real estate                   Chair: Leonardo Pataccini

Special Session 04_09_03 – https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1380245

  • Alexandri G. – From Housing Financialisation to Housing Affordability Pressures in Athens and Barcelona; Exploring Comparatively Social Ruptures and Urban Transformations
  • Kors T.; Rainer G. – Financialization of (Holiday) Real Estate in a Traditional Tourism Town. The Case of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Crevoisier O.; Theurillat T.; Merckhoffer A. – The Changing Role of Real Estate in Swiss Urban Development: Evidence and Theoretical Reframing
  • Pósfai Z. – Dependent Housing Financialization in Hungary – Post-2008 Shifts

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 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM, UCD12 – E0.01

Financialisation IV: Hegemony and subordination         Chair: Zsuzsanna Pósfai

Special Session 04_09_04 – https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1380291

  • Fernandez, R.; Pataccini L.; Sokol M. – Monetary Policy, Varieties of Capitalism and Subordinate Financialization: What Explains Divergent Economic Geographies of (Semi-)Peripheries in East-Central Europe?
  • Benceković S. – Mapping the Postsocialist Bankscapes: Sub-National Banking Geographies in Croatia
  • Handke M. – Financialization and Financial Flexibility in Indebted COVID-19 Risk Societies
  • Ouma S.; Mkalama B.; Ndemo B. – Hegemonic Venture Capital: A (Re)View From Africa

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday 30th May 2022 for Abstracts: “Infrastructures of finance and finance as infrastructure in Eastern Europe”

Conference website: https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/2022-rsa-cee-programme/

Submission website: https://lounge.regionalstudies.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=350

Bursaries available – https://www.regionalstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bursary-Guidelines-CEE-Conference-2022-Extended-deadline.pdf

Session details (see SS05): below and at  https://www.regionalstudies.org/news/2022-rsa-cee-special-sessions/

Special Session SS05 at the 2022 RSA CEE conference in Leipzig, Germany (14-17 Sept 2022).

Session organisers:

Arguments centred on infrastructure have become increasingly influential across social sciences. While infrastructure is primarily understood as embedded technical support systems that provide services to populations and organizations, social scientists document that infrastructures themselves are integrated into larger ecologies of other infrastructures, social organization, work routines, norms and standards, communities of users etc. (Niewöhner 2017). Infrastructures can be thus seen as extended and technologically mediated material assemblages that continuously produce social and socio-technical relations in both planned and unplanned ways (Harvey et al. 2017). Scholars working on finance deploy the concept as a heuristic for making visible “hard” infrastructures in finance as well as the socio-technical and organizational arrangements and processes surrounding them (Bernards and Campbell-Verduyn 2019; Krarup 2019). They further developed the notion of the infrastructural power of finance to draw attention to the ways in which state actors such as central banks and treasuries come to depend on financial actors, markets and practices for the execution of their policies, with obvious implications for regulation (Braun 2020; Gabor and Braun 2020). A related line of enquiry focuses on entanglements between financial infrastructures and security (de Goede 2020), which have been recently taken to a new level with unprecedented sanctions against Russia’s access to particular financial markets, assets or payment systems. This special session invites analyses of these two dimensions of the relationship between infrastructure and finance in Eastern Europe – a region in which this line of enquiry is still underdeveloped, although existing scholarship already points to distinctive financial infrastructures such as foreign-led banking systems.

First, the session invites analyses of the infrastructures of Eastern European finance. The term is interpreted such as to cover a wide range of infrastructural phenomena – technological instruments and systems (e.g. trading platforms, payment systems, credit registries), mechanisms and techniques (e.g. credit scoring, government debt issuance techniques), and institutions and institutional frameworks (e.g. exchanges, markets.).

Second, the session invites reflections on the infrastructural power of finance in the region as well as its limits – the ways in which financial instruments and markets become prerequisites for monetary, security and other policies, but also the ways in which states may reassert their power vis-à-vis finance and deploy it for their purposes.

 

photo of caroline bourke

Caroline Bourke joins the GEOFIN team

The GEOFIN team in TCD Geography welcomes Caroline Bourke, who joins us as a Research Project Officer. Caroline joins Trinity College, having previously worked in a number of banking  roles in the financial services sector.

 

 

 

photo of Dimitrios Paraskevas

Farewell to Dimitri

Farewell to Dimitri Paraskevas, our Research Project Officer, who is moving to a new role in May. We wish you well in your new job and thank you for everything you have done for GEOFIN research!

 

 

Farewell to Zsuzsi

We would like to wish Zsuzszanna Pósfai, our former Research Fellow, the very best of luck in her new professional pursuits. Thank you for everything you have done for GEOFIN research and looking forward to working with you again in the future!

 

 

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2022 Regional Studies Association Central and Eastern Europe conference – Call for Paper Abstracts

We’re inviting paper abstracts for the special session “Infrastructures of finance and finance as infrastructure in Eastern Europe” at the 2022 Regional Studies Association Central and Eastern Europe conference, which will take place in Leipzig on 14-16 September. The panel is organised by Martin Sokol, Leonardo Pataccini and Marek Mikuš and it is sponsored by the Leibniz ScienceCampus »Eastern Europe – Global Area« (EEGA), which means travel grants can be arranged for those who need them. The call is open until 16 May; the abstract and links to the conference and submission websites follow.
Arguments centred on infrastructure have become increasingly influential across social sciences. While infrastructure is primarily understood as embedded technical support systems that provide services to populations and organizations, social scientists document that infrastructures themselves are integrated into larger ecologies of other infrastructures, social organization, work routines, norms and standards, communities of users etc. (Niewöhner 2017). Infrastructures can be thus seen as extended and technologically mediated material assemblages that continuously produce social and socio-technical relations in both planned and unplanned ways (Harvey et al. 2017). Scholars working on finance deploy the concept as a heuristic for making visible “hard” infrastructures in finance as well as the socio-technical and organizational arrangements and processes surrounding them (Bernards and Campbell-Verduyn 2019; Krarup 2019). They further developed the notion of the infrastructural power of finance to draw attention to the ways in which state actors such as central banks and treasuries come to depend on financial actors, markets and practices for the execution of their policies, with obvious implications for regulation (Braun 2020; Gabor and Braun 2020). A related line of enquiry focuses on entanglements between financial infrastructures and security (de Goede 2020), which have been recently taken to a new level with unprecedented sanctions against Russia’s access to particular financial markets, assets or payment systems. This special session invites analyses of these two dimensions of the relationship between infrastructure and finance in Eastern Europe – a region in which this line of enquiry is still underdeveloped, although existing scholarship already points to distinctive financial infrastructures such as foreign-led banking systems.
First, the session invites analyses of the infrastructures of Eastern European finance. The term is interpreted such as to cover a wide range of infrastructural phenomena – technological instruments and systems (e.g. trading platforms, payment systems, credit registries), mechanisms and techniques (e.g. credit scoring, government debt issuance techniques), and institutions and institutional frameworks (e.g. exchanges, markets.).
Second, the session invites reflections on the infrastructural power of finance in the region as well as its limits – the ways in which financial instruments and markets become prerequisites for monetary, security and other policies, but also the ways in which states may reassert their power vis-à-vis finance and deploy it for their purposes.

 

 

Financial chains in financialized economies – Martin Sokol’s poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Prof. Martin Sokol is participating in this year’s virtual (due to Covid-19) meeting of the American Association of Geographers (25 February – 1 March 2022) with a poster presentation entitled ‘Financial chains in financialized economies: the role of central banks’.

For more details and to download a copy of the poster presentation please click on the link below:

GEOFIN Infographic 6 – Financial chains in financialized economies

 

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

 

 

photo of posfai's first presentation slide

“Financial futures of housing” – Watch Zsuzsanna Pósfai’s presentation at the TCD Geography seminar series

If you missed the recent presentation by Geofin’s Zsuzsanna Pósfai at the TCD Geography seminar series, you can now watch a recording of the session on YouTube.

 

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.

promotional poster for seminar series

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

journal article

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…

 

 

journal entry

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”.

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 | 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.