Economic Geography Research Group

Fostering research in Economic Geography

Annual Symposia

2010 University of Nottingham

Postgraduate Symposium (18 May)

EGRG Postgraduate Symposium 2010The EGRG Postgraduate Symposium was held on May 18th at the University of Nottingham. The day was opened by Sarah Hall, who stressed how the event was not only an opportunity to exchange fresh research ideas in a convivial setting, but also to build up professional relationship and plant the seeds for future collaborations.

The day was organised in two sessions. In the morning we discussed economic geography research into the changing nature of work and consumption. Contributions covered innovative and diverse themes such as the geography of sex shopping and temporary staffing and the links between innovation and inequality. In the afternoon, presentations focused on regional economies and the geography of finance. Contributions challenged the role of the current monetary systems, explored the geographical impact of public expenditures and the consequences of migration of high-skilled individuals.

In between the two sessions, doctoral students had the chance to discuss with more senior scholars the challenges and expectations of the profession, and shared first hand experience of their research process. The conversation continued in local pub, where the event ended in a nice atmosphere and with the feeling of having learnt a lot from the day.

Annual Symposium (19 May)

Geographies of Finance After the Crisis

This Symposia was based around five keynote papers from the following speakers as well as wider discussion and debate concerning the geographies of money and finance in the wake of the global financial crisis:

  • Gordon Clark, University of Oxford. ‘Myopia, Institutional Governance, and the Global Financial Crisis’
  • Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham. ‘Money and music are not necessarily a good mix": Terra Firma's ownership of EMI as a social experiment in the musical economy’
  • Michael Pryke, Open University. 'Speculating on geographies of finance: post global financial crisis provocations'
  • Karel Williams, University of Manchester. ‘Crowding out or filling in? Public sector employment and the transaction economy’
  • Dariusz Wojcik, University of Oxford. ‘The end of investment bank capitalism’

Contact Sarah Hall ( and Al James ( for more details about this event.