GCEG2022 panel: “Conceptualising Production Networks and Digital Platforms”

Very much looking forward to some stimulating discussion next week at the 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography (Dublin, 7-10 June 2022) with a great list of speakers, as we consider the conceptual opportunities, challenges and limitations of an increasingly platformised world for our understanding of economic organisation, processes, structures and markets. ~ ~ ~... Continue Reading →

Seminar: FinTech in Southeast Asia

FinTech in Southeast Asia: Observations across consumption and production dynamics Date: Thursday, 3rd March 2022 Time: 12:00-13:15 GMT (20:00-21:30 SGT) I am looking forward to delivering a seminar at the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asian Centre (SEAC) on FinTech in Southeast Asia. The seminar will cover recent trends on consumption and production dimensions of... Continue Reading →

Publication – Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia

Liu, Felicia and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2021) ‘Ecologies of Green Finance: Green Sukuk and Development of Green Islamic Finance in Malaysia’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space,  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0308518X211038349. Pleased to see that a paper that I have been working on with my former PhD student, Felicia Liu, is now published. This may be of interest to those... Continue Reading →

Two seminars on Islamic green bonds and FinTech

It's been a rather busy April. Teaching and marking aside, I was able to give two seminars based on on-going work. The first was a seminar for the Centre for Urban and Regional Development (CURDS), Newcastle University, on 15th April 2021. Titled 'Ecologies of Green Finance in Islamic Financial Centre Development: The Case of Green... Continue Reading →

FinGeo Virtual Seminar Series in 2021

Given the uncertainty of holding in-person events in 2021, the FinGeo committee decided back in 2020 to organise a virtual seminar series to maintain community engagement and discussions. Organised in three parts (February-March, May-July, and September-November), we have finished with a very stimulating and well-attended Part 1, and about to start with Part 2 in... Continue Reading →

FinGeo online workshop ‘Evolving Geographies of FinTech’

Join us in exploring new research ideas on the evolving geographies of FinTech! The 2-day online workshop will cover 4 main themes: Economic Geographies of FinTechFinTech Consumption and PracticesGeopolitics of FinTechFinTech Markets and Regulation Evolving Geographies of FinTech 25th November 2020 (13:00-17:00 GMT)26th November 2020 (08:00-12:00 GMT) Co-convenors: David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije... 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 →

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