Teaching updates for 2018

For the upcoming Semester 2, 2017/2018, I will continue to teach GE3201 The Service Economy. This year, there will be a new topic on the logistics sector (with guest lecture by Prof Neil Coe) and a planned field trip to the DHL Innovation Centre. For full details of the module, please log in to IVLE. From... Continue Reading →


4th FinGeo Global Seminar and CGP2017

It was a busy week last week with the Conference on Global Production 2017 (CGP2017), organised by GPN@NUS. While I was less involved in the actual conference organisation, I had the 4th FinGeo Global Seminar to host. This was embedded within the overall conference programme, under the theme of 'Global Financial Networks'. We had a... Continue Reading →

CFP: Business services in financial globalisation (5th GCEG, Cologne 2018)

CALL FOR PAPERS Business services in financial globalisation  Fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 (Cologne, Germany, 24-28 July 2018) Organisers: James Faulconbridge (Lancaster University), Karen Lai (National University of Singapore) Work on financial geography recognises the important ‘compact’ between financial services and advanced business services (ABS; such as accountancy, law and management consultancy). Put simply, financial globalization... Continue Reading →

First PhD student’s oral defence

A great moment last week as I attended the oral defence of my first PhD student, Yvonne Guo, at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (co-supervised with Professor Ramesh). She fielded the questions really well on various aspects of 'Midshore Financial Centres and the Emerging Tax Transparency Regime'. I very much enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Cambridge workshop on ‘Emerging Geographies of Transnational Monetary Power’ (Sep 2017)

I recently had the good fortune to be invited to a small workshop at Cambridge hosted by the 'Centre for Rising Powers' on the theme of 'Emerging Geographies of Transnational Monetary Power' (18-19 September). Organisers, Jeremy Green (University of Cambridge) and Julian Gruin (University of Warwick/University of Amsterdam), pulled together a group of international political... Continue Reading →

GPN and FinGeo sessions at RGS-IBG 2017

It was good to be back at the Royal Geographical Society after a break of two years. I usually spent most conferences involved with one particular stream of sessions that I (co)organise or otherwise affiliated with. This time, I was split between sessions organised by the Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS) and Global Network on... Continue Reading →

FinGeo-supported sessions at RGS-IBG 2017

We have a great list of financial geography related sessions at the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Conference 2017 next week (29 August – 1 September), sponsored by the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo). See you there!   Platform Finance (1): Geographies of FinTech — Wednesday 30 August 2017, Session 1 (09:00 -... Continue Reading →

June workshops in Hong Kong and Oxford

June is usually when I take the family for the the UK for our annual visit. It also proved to be rather busy with two workshops on opposite sides of the world. The first workshop on Global Production Networks in Asia, co-organised by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and GPN@NUS. It was... Continue Reading →

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