Changing political geographies of finance

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Chairman's Boardroom, Omni, East
Organizers: Michael Urban, Stefanos Ioannou
Chairs: Michael Urban

Call for Submissions

Session co-organizers: Dr. Michael Urban and Dr. Stefanos Ioannou

Please submit abstracts (max. 250 words) to no later than 1st of November 2018. Questions can be addressed to any of the session organisers.


This session aims to bring together studies on the interlocking relationship between financial markets, financial institutions, politics and regulation. Recognising that financial actors do not function in a vacuum, but rather engage in continuous interactions with other actors in the economy, the session investigates the terms under which such interactions take place and discusses their outcomes. The session offers a forum to tackle questions on changing political geographies of finance—for instance: what do we, as social scientists, make of the political and regulatory response(s) to the 08-09 financial crisis? How has the spatial organisation of the industry changed since the crisis? Are financial regulators distanced enough from the financial industry to supervise and regulate it effectively? Have the systemic risks posed by ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks been adequately addressed or are we heading to another financial crash as the IMF recently warned us (Global Financial Stability Report, October 2018)? How is the financial industry responding to the political instability caused by the Brexit referendum? We welcome macro-, meso- and micro- analysis, interdisciplinary contributions and pluralism in methods. Papers from geographers, economists as well as political and other social scientists are welcome.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Michael Urban*, University of Oxford, Rescaling of American public pension finance: are state and local plans running away from Wall Street? 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Stefanos Ioannou*, University of Oxford, Dariusz Wójcik , University of Oxford , Gary A. Dymski , University of Leeds, 2) Too Big To Fail: Why Megabanks Have Not Become Smaller Since the Global Financial Crisis? 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Sabine Dörry*, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Gary Dymski, University of Leeds, The spatial production of financial risk: culture, networks, consequences 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Robert Panitz*, Heidelberg University, Facing Brexit: On social networks and corporate relocations 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Dora-Olivia Vicol*, Queen Mary University of London, Governing risk: the promise and pitfalls of privatising financial regulation. 20 2:30 PM

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