1st FinGeo Global Conference in Beijing (15-18 Sep 2019)

It was rather hectic so soon after moving to Durham and after the RGS-IBG conference at the end of August, and no longer being based in Asia, but I was glad I could still make it for the 1st FinGeo Global Conference in September. Having worked with Fenghua Pan and other in planning the event... Continue Reading →

RGS-IBG Conference 2019

This year's conference back in August 2019 was rather special; it was the first work event that I attended with my new affiliation at Durham University, having just moved from Singapore less than 2 weeks before that. The last time when I attended the RGS-IBG Conference was 2 years ago. It was lovely meeting up... Continue Reading →

Workshop for early career researchers on ‘Political Economy of Brexit’, 21 Jan 2020, Nottingham

Posted on behalf of Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham) The Political Economy of Brexit: Impact on Sectors, Regions and implications for Policy. A workshop for early career researchers (ECRs) organised by Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham) and David Bailey (University of Birmingham) in conjunction with The UK in a Changing Europe University of Nottingham, 21... Continue Reading →

Moving to Durham University

From 19 August 2019, I will be taking up a new position as Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Durham University. It is not easy leaving a place and people whom I have known for 21 years, as an undergrad, as a grad student and as faculty member. But it is time to move... Continue Reading →

AAG 2019 in Washington DC

A rather overdue post but I wanted to jot down some reflections on the AAG meeting that happened at last month in Washington DC. This was quite a special AAG for me given the location. The last time when AAG was held in DC, I was not able to attend because I would have been... Continue Reading →

Webinar on investment banking networks in Asian financial centres

On 28 February 2019, I will be speaking at a webinar organised by the Young Scholars Initiative, Urban and Regional Economics Working Group (part of the Institute for New Economic Thinking). In the presentation, I will discuss how regulatory history and regional dynamics shape investment banks, financial networks and Asian financial centres. The findings are... Continue Reading →

Workshop on ‘Emerging Production Networks of FinTech’, NUS, 10-11 Dec 2018

On 10 & 11 December 2018, I was delighted to host a workshop on 'Emerging Production Networks of FinTech' at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The 2-day workshop was funded by the Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS), with further support from FinGeo. Fintech, a shorthand for ‘financial technology’, brings together firms and actors from... Continue Reading →

5th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Cologne, 24-28 July 2018

A long overdue update on the 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG) that took place in Cologne, Germany at the end of July. Other than the extraordinary weather (36-37 degrees Celsius all week!!!), lasting memories are of the stimulating sessions, fruitful discussions and excellent company of fellow economic geographers from many different parts of... Continue Reading →

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