1st FinGeo global seminar at IGC 2016, Beijing

The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) is pleased to announce the preliminary program of its global seminar series. As part of the 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC) of the International Geographical Union (IGU) to be held in Beijing, China, on 21-25 August 2016, a specialist session “Placing Finance in Urban and Regional Development” will be organized, in collaboration with the IGU “Dynamics of Economic Spaces” Commission (C08).

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for the Congress ends in few days: 15th May (although it looks like this may be extended to 31st May). Register here: http://www.igc2016.org/dct/page/1

Preliminary Programme 

Keynote speech: How China’s Financial Reforms May Shape Its Growth and Development
Chair: Fenghua Pan, (Beijing Normal University, China)
Opening remarks: Sally Hardy, (CEO of Regional Studies Association)
Keynote speech: Winston Mok, (Private Investor and Columnist of South China Morning Post)

Panel Discussion: Asian financial centers in the age of globalizing China
Chair: Karen Lai, National University of Singapore

Participants:

  • Winston Mok (Individual Investor)
  • Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford
  • Andrew Jones, City University of London
  • David Meyer, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Simon Xiaobin Zhao, University of Hong Kong

Paper session (1): Placing Finance in Urban and Regional Development
Chair: Simon Xiaobin Zhao, (University of Hong Kong, HK)

  • Financial Centre Development: New Data and Scenarios for Asia-Pacific
    Dariusz Wójcik, (University of Oxford, UK)
  • The Production of a Legal-financial ‘Nexus’ Space in Chinese Financial Centres
    Andrew Jones, (City University London, UK)
  • High Frequency Traders Challenge Hong Kong and Singapore as Financial Centers
    David Meyer, (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • The Spatial Agglomeration of Entrepreneurial Hedge Fund Firms in Hong Kong and Singapore
    James Lenzer, (University of Hong Kong, HK)
  • The Geography of Startup City in China: the Importance of Financial Supports
    Bofei Yang, (Beijing Normal University, China)

Paper session (2): Placing Finance in Urban and Regional Development
Chair: Dariusz Wójcik, (University of Oxford, UK)

  • From Global Financial Networks to Financial Chains: Some Preliminary Thoughts
    Martin Sokol, (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Why do Domestic and Foreign Venture Capital Firms Have Different Spatial and Network Configurations in China: A Comparison Study
    Fenghua Pan, (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Where are Services Provided? Comparing the Financial and the Cultural Service Networks of the Pearl River Delta
    Xu Zhang, (Wuhan University of Technology, China) 
  • Listing companies and transformation to smart manufacturing in traditional industrial clusters of China: rethinking the dynamics of ‘Jinjiang Model’
    Yue Ding (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Mapping Chinese Inter-city Cooperation NetworksA Study Based on Advanced Producer Service Firms in Initial Public Offerings
    Wenkai Bi, (Beijing Normal University, China)

Paper session (3): Placing Finance in Urban and Regional Development
Chair: Fabio Betioli Contel, (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

  • How Big is Chinese’s Real Estate Bubble and Why Hasn’t It Yet Burst: A Comparative Study between China and World Major Financial Crises 1980-2014
    Simon Xiaobin Zhao, (University of Hong Kong, HK)
  • Urban Planning in China: Land as a Leverage for Debt and Growth
    Thierry Theurillat,( LATTS, Paris-Est University, France)
  • Urban Rent and Urban Value: a Territorial Approach
    Olivier Crevoisier, (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • Regulation of Local Government Debt in case of Ukraine
    Olga Shevchenko, (The National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine)
  • Relationship between effective and comprehensive financial reporting with good governance and financing urban infrastructure in Indian Context
    Tyagi Nishank, (Delhi, India)
  • Global financial crisis and hotel chains financialization in Spain: Towards new accumulation frontiers?
    Ismael Yrigoy, (Palma, Spain)

Paper session (4): Placing Finance in Urban and Regional Development
Chair: Martin Sokol, (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

  • The New financial Technologies and the Recent Bancarization of Brazilian Population
    Fabio Betioli Contel, (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Banking Sector in Siberia and its Influence оn Regional Development
    Olga Sysoeva (The Irkutsk Scientific Center SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia)
  • Regional Banking Market Structure and Its Determinants in China
    Baoyu Peng (Henan University, China)
  • Determinants of Financial Inclusion: a Global Perspective
    Elizabeth Bermeo, (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Financial Potential of Natural Resources for Regional Development
    Pylypiv V. V.,( University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Ukraine)
  • Assembling the Air Rights – a Method to Spatializing Financialisation
    Hung-Ying Chen, (Durham university, USA)

 

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