IMMF visitor: Dariusz Wójcik

The NUS Department of Geography is pleased to host Dr Dariusz Wójcik (Oxford) as Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship (IMMF) visiting fellow from the period of 19 November to 8 December 2012. His research focuses on economic geography, corporate governance, and finance. If you wish to meet with Dr Wójcik during his visit, please do contact me and I will be happy to put you in touch.

Dr Wójcik will be giving a public lecture titled “The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World” on Friday 23 November 2012. Details of the event are listed below, and all are welcome.

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The Global Stock Market:

Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World

Speaker: Dariusz Wójcik (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University)

Chair: Karen Lai (Department of Geography, NUS)

Date: Friday, 23 November 2012

Time: 3.30 – 5.00 pm

Venue: Earth Lab (AS2 #02-03) Department of Geography, NUS

Abstract

This presentation is based on the speaker’s recent book, which explores the geographical constitution and footprint of stock markets to contribute to broader debate on the role of stock markets in the global economy. Stock markets are conceptualized as consisting of issuers, investors and intermediaries that have locations and relate to each other in a real space of regions, cities, and countries. Insights are used from economic geography, financial economics, sociology, history and globalization studies. The presentation outlines a theory of stock market centres as concentrations of stock market intermediaries, investors, and issuers headquarters, connected through a global network. Empirically, it illustrates the rise of revolution in the stock exchange business model, and the continued emerging markets, including Hong Kong and China, the impact of the global financial crisis, the dominance of London and New York as stock market centres. The findings suggest that despite the recent boom and recession, there remains a large potential for the future development of stock markets. See the link to the book: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199592180.do.

About the Speaker
Dariusz Wójcik is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, and Fellow of St. Peter’s College Oxford. His research focuses on economic geography, corporate governance, and finance. His book The Global Stock Market (Oxford 2011) explores the role of stock markets in the world economy. His book co-authored with Gordon L. Clark The Geography of Finance (Oxford 2007) documents the emerging global market for corporate governance. He has published in the leading journals in economic geography and related fields, and serves on the editorial board of Economic Geography. His research has been reported in The Financial Times, The Sunday Times and The Financial News. At present he is leading a Regional Studies Association Research Network on Geographies of Finance and Post Socialist Transformations; a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust on Mapping the Global Securities Industry; and co-leads a project on Enhancing Hong Kong’s Competitiveness as a International Financial Centre funded by the Research Grants Council Hong Kong.

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