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Money and the Space Economy

Edited By: Ron Martin

337 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #83917 | ISBN: 0471983470
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About this book

Brings together leading geographers and economists working on money to highlight the changing geographies of banking, the forces underpinning and threatening international financial centres, the relationship between financial systems, business and the local economy, and the financial causes and consequences of the retreat of the state.

...a collection of thought--provoking papers that enhances our understanding (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 19th January 2001) "The quality of the contributions make this a worthwhile read for anyone interested in finance." (Regional Studies, Vol.35, No.3, 2001)


Money and the economic landscape; stages of banking development and the spatial evolution of financial systems; the development of financial centres - location, information externalities and path dependence; securing a foothold in the sands of finance - centralization and decentralization of monetary structures; credit flows and the spatial organization of the financial system - the UK and Germany; the restructuring of British retail finance space; selling off the state - privatization and the space economy of shareholding; redrawing the boundaries - private pensions and urban development; financing entreprenuership - venture capital and regional development in Europe and the USA; local financial systems and regional industrial development - the Italian case; corporate recapitalizations and the economic landscape: leveraged buyouts in the food retail sector; international banking centres, foreign banks and the space economy; globalization, regulation and the changing organization of retail banking in Britain and the USA; the crisis of territorial embeddedness of international financial markets; offshore onshore: re-shaping the financial regulatory landscape; the hypermobility of capital and the collapse of the Keynesian state.

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Dr. Ron Martin is lecturer in Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Geography at St. Catharinea s College

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