Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research | LISER · Urban Development and Mobility

MA Global Political Economy, University of Sussex

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4 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
September 2017 - August 2022
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
Position
  • PhD Candidate
Description
  • Working on the FINWEBS project (INTER/FWO/16/11312037/FinWebs) which explores the role of agency in interconnecting international financial centers. Cotutelle at Ghent University and University of Luxembourg, employed by LISER
February 2017 - July 2017
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Academic Technologist
February 2013 - February 2017
University of Suwon
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
January 2018 - August 2022
Ghent University
Field of study
  • Geography
January 2018 - August 2022
University of Luxembourg
Field of study
  • Geography
October 2011 - September 2012
University of Sussex
Field of study
  • Global Political Economy

Publications

Publications (5)
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This article explores how transaction information is a fundamental element enabling and fostering global flows of money. Financial systems, constructed around account-based money, require infrastructure, which is separated into two parts: messaging and settlement, performed via trusted agents. This separation has allowed the geographical expansion...
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This paper explores possible responses to some of the main challenges associated with conducting elite and expert interviews as part of qualitative research in human geography. Drawing on the example of the dynamic fintech industry, the paper outlines some similarities and differences between elite and expert interviews and uses this to identify an...
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The Japanese Post Office, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, was finally privatised in 2015, marking an appropriate time to examine financialisation in Japan. Literature on financialisation and changes in Japanese capitalism assumes convergence on Anglo-American capitalism with a diminishing of state power. The main argument of this...

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The growth of the financial and business services sector has unmistakeably been one of the key economic trends of the last thirty years. This growing market has unleashed a race among cities for the status of 'international financial centre' (IFC), which can be understood as an urban concentrations of firms in the financial services sector engaged in cross-border business. The objective of this research project is to better comprehend the dynamic/stability duality of the system of IFCs through an analysis of several 'transnational social layers': networks of financial centres, networks of financial firms and their products, and networks of leading financial professionals. By adding an agency perspective to the presently-dominant ranking interpretations of how IFCs come into being and jockey for position within global financial business flows, we help moving our understanding of stability and dynamics among IFCs beyond broad-sweeping narratives of path dependence and crisis. More specifically, we will explore how a set of crucial agents helps shaping new spatial and organisational manifestations in governing (global) finance from and through specific cities.