Geographies of Money and Payment

During the mid-1990s and confronted by a prevailing productivism, Economic Geographers established a wide-reaching research agenda focused on the geographies of money and finance. Subsequent and significant growth in Economic Geography research has nonetheless tended to narrow the parameters of this agenda, especially in the wake of the global financial crisis and concerns with processes of financialization. Research into the geographies of money continues to register, but typically appears as marginal to the core concerns of financial geography.

The proposed Special Session explicitly seeks to recover and renew a broader remit for Economic Geography research by foregrounding the geographies of money and payment. We invite papers to explore what Economic Geography can gain from restoring its focus on money and the wider-reaching research agenda this implies.

Potential topics include: