This is the time of financial geographers’ life: A financial crisis, followed by an economic crisis, followed by a European sovereign debt crisis, the Eurosystem fully under stress, and the Brexit potentially shaking out the European system of financial centers. At the same time new currencies emerge, new technologies broaden access to finance, and pose a threat to incumbent financial players. More areas of life than ever are driven by financial considerations. Financial Geography is key!
The German Financial Geography Lab – Forschungswerkstatt Finanzgeographie – has a strong tradition: workshops took place in Vienna 2006, Osnabrück 2007, Heidelberg 2011, Eichstätt 2013, Münster 2014, Bonn 2015 and now, finance is coming home, in Frankfurt. This year’s workshop will be held completely in English in order to allow international participants to fully attend the lab.
We welcome papers in all areas of financial geography, broadly defined. There will be a special session on Brexit and related topics.
Preference will be given to complete (or almost complete) papers that are not yet accepted for publication. There will be an “Idea Session” for shorter interventions.
Please send in your papers or proposals until September 15, 2017 the latest to Michael Grote, firstname.lastname@example.org. Early entries are eligible for early acceptance.
Participants from all disciplines are welcome to take part in this workshop, with or without the desire to present. Britta Klagge (Bonn), Darek Wójcik (Oxford; Chair of the Global Network on Financial Geography) and Hans-Martin Zademach (Eichstätt) have already committed to participate.
Please note that in order to ensure a lively discussion in all slots participants need to commit themselves for the full workshop, running from Thursday, November 9, 12.00h to Friday, November 10, 13.00h.
There is a fee of 30 Euro, payable in advance.
The Financial Geography Lab takes place in the new building of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in the city of Frankfurt. The building by Henning Larsen Architects will open in October 2017 and, with more than 150m in length, is already a much-discussed landmark in Frankfurt. Please find more information on the building here: http://www.frankfurt-school.de/en/home/about/campus.html