FinGeo’s first virtual event – FinGeo Forum (8th & 9th July 2020)

It was a bit manic this week with the FinGeo Forum sessions as well as helping out with Durham Geography's virtual open day events, but very happy to see how things all came together for FinGeo's first virtual event, and brilliant co-organising it with Dariusz Wójcik. It was great to see many new and familiar... Continue Reading →

Eurasian Geographies and Economics Colloquium on ‘Financing Belt and Road Initiative’

I have been working on a collection of commentaries about the intersections of finance and geopolitics in studying the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and this has just been published in Eurasian Geography and Economics (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rege20/61/2) ** Open Access until 30 June 2020 ** as "Research Colloquium: Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)". This... Continue Reading →

Regional Studies special issue on “New Financial Geographies of Asia”

The Regional Studies special issue that I have been working on with Fenghua Pan, Martin Sokol and Dariusz Wojcik has just been published. Titled "New financial geographies of Asia", the special issue brings together a collection of papers that examines the role of finance in the restructuring of markets, firms, government policies and urban processes... Continue Reading →

CFP: Unpacking Geographies of FinTech (RGS-IBG 2020)

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1-4  September 2020 Unpacking Geographies of FinTech Sponsored by: Economic Geography Research Group Session convenors: Karen Lai (Durham University) karen.lai@durham.ac.uk Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) reijer.hendrikse@vub.be FinTech, short for ‘financial technology’, operates at the intersections of the financial and technology sectors where big technology firms and start-ups... 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 →

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