Global Financial Shift? Mapping a Financialized World in Transformation
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, September 15-18, 2019
  • The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in 2015, has grown to an interdisciplinary membership of over 500 scholars and experts from over 50 countries around the world. Building on the success of several global seminars and a FinGeo Spring School, the time is ripe for FinGeo to start a new chapter by organizing a global conference. The first FinGeo global conference will be held at Beijing Normal University in China, on September 15-18, 2019.
  • The FinGeo Global Conference 2019 will bring together researchers from geography, finance, economics, sociology, political science, urban studies, business studies, public policy and other disciplines from all over the world, to share research on new developments in the world of finance and their impacts on economy, society and environment at different scales, from local to global. We also welcome practitioners and policy makers to join the event. It will provide a platform for dialogue on the cutting-edge concepts, theories, methods and practices that can inform our understanding of the financialized world we all live in.
Conference themes will include (but will not be limited to) the following:
  • The causes, mechanisms and consequences of financialization, and their spatiality
  • Financial instability and crises in space and time
  • Geographies of fintech and internet finance
  • Geo-politics and political geography of finance
  • International financial centers
  • Global financial networks
  • Financing and regional development
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Offshore financial centers and tax havens
  • Present and future of RMB internationalization
  • Sustainable finance
  • Financial inclusion and exclusion
  • Finance, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Geographies of debt
  • Microfinance and development
  • The finance–real estate nexus
  • Financial and business services complex
  • Geography of financial markets (bank, venture capital and et al.)
Confirmed keynote speakers in plenary sessions
  • Manuel Aalbers, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Martine August, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Daniel Haberly, University of Sussex, UK
  • Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Xiuping Hua, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
  • Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Wei Li, ShouGang Fund, China
  • Weidong Liu, Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Yong Liu, National Development Bank, China
  • Jessie Poon, University at Buffalo, USA
  • James Sidaway, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK
  • Fulong Wu, University College London, UK
  • Hong Yin, ICBC Urban Finance Research Institute, China
  • Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky, USA