Global Financial Networks and Economic Geographies of Finance

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 36
Organizers: Dariusz Wojcik
Chairs: Dariusz Wojcik


The session will explore economies geographies of finance through the lens of Global Financial Networks (GFNs), which can be defined as networks of financial and business services (including accounting and law), governments, international financial centres, and offshore jurisdictions, closely interlinked with each other at the heart of the world economy. The session will start with a theoretical and historical perspective on the topic, and the paradox of 'sticky power' embedded in GFNs. It will then move to discuss the development of various aspects of GFNs around the world, from the recent evolution of Goldman Sachs (with focus on their US operations), through the spatial structure of the European investment fund industry (with focus on the position of Ireland and Luxembourg in GFNs), to the geographical footprint of equity research industry (with focus on Asia). It will end by discussing the changing landscape of international financial centres in the 21st century, based on global data on mergers and acquisitions.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Daniel Haberly*, University of Sussex, Dariusz Wojcik, Oxford School of Geography and the Environment and St. Peter's College, The Paradox of Sticky Power: A Post-Keynesian Model of the Global Financial Network 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Dariusz Wojcik*, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Michael Urban, Oxford University, Stefanos Ioannou, Oxford University, Vladimir Pazitka, Oxford University, The financial geography of resilience: a case-study of Goldman Sachs 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Sabine Dörry*, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Michael Urban, University of Oxford, Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, Luxembourg and Ireland in Global Financial Networks: Explaining the structure of European Investment Funds 15 11:40 AM
Presenter William Bratton*, University of Oxford, The geographic organisation of sell-side equity research: a conceptual framework 15 11:55 AM
Presenter Liam Keenan*, , Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford , Vladimir Pazitka, University of Oxford , Michael Urban , University of Oxford , Wei Wu, University of Oxford , The changing landscape of international finance centres in the 21st century: evidence from cross-border mergers and acquisitions 15 12:10 PM

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