The key objective of GEOFIN research is to examine how states, banks and households in post-socialist contexts of East-Central Europe have been financialised and to consider what implications this has for the societies in question and for Europe as a whole. The project pilots a novel approach based on the concept of ‘financial chains’.
The research is being conducted within three main themes :
A set of interlocking case studies is being mobilised to reveal the different ways in which banks, states and households across post-socialist East-Central Europe are interconnected by financial chains with each other and with a wider political economy.
GEOFIN - Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 683197)