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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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