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 →

Sessions at the 5th GCEG (Cologne) next week

Some self-promotion here about two sessions that I am organising at the 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography happening next week in Cologne. The first is a panel session co-organised with Dariusz Wojcik, reflecting on key issues for economic geographers to consider as we approach the 10-year mark after the Global Financial Crisis. We had... Continue Reading →

SASE conference 2018

I attended the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference 2018 for the first time last week. It certainly is no hardship to visit Japan and the beautiful city of Kyoto and I've been wanting to engage with the SASE crowd for some time now. There is something quite refreshing about going to a... Continue Reading →

Teaching update for AY2018/2019

Information for the new module GE4231 Urban and Regional Economies has now been updated here. For the full syllabus and reading list, please refer to the IVLE portal (requires NUS login). For academic year 2018/2019, I will be teaching the following modules. Please note that GE1101E/GEK1001 Geographical Journeys: Exploring World Environments will be taught by Assoc Prof TC... Continue Reading →

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