Tagungsankündigung: Financialization of financial and real estate markets
Up till now, discussions concerning financialization in finance and real estate have mainly focused on analysing the deregulation and globalisation of financial markets, the transition from a bank-based to a market-oriented financial system, the emergence and influence of new financial actors and financial products as well as changes in the management of corporations and production systems. The aim of the conference is to address questions which have been subject to less examination up to now, like:
- How does the integration of financial and real estate markets work?
- How can different actors become involved in opening-up possible markets?
- How important are norms, standards and calculative practices in the process of making markets visible and global?
- What are the territorialising practices which go along with the establishment of new investment markets and asset classes?
- What are the effects of these developments on the built environment, land and property?
It is the specific goal of the conference to discuss structural reorientations, practices and mechanisms involved in real estate and financial markets. In addition, we will critically examine the input of theoretical concepts from different strands of cultural and political economy for the explanation of these developments.
Program: Thursday, March 19th
|2:00pm||Reception and Introduction|
|2:30-4:30pm||Session 1: Financialization and Calculative Practices|
|2:30 - 3:10pm||Andreas Nölke, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Financialization: the career of a concept and its pitfalls
|3:10 – 3:50pm||Andrea Mennicken, LSE, UK
Accounting, Territorialization and the Plasticity of Valuation
|3:50 – 4:30pm||Uwe Vormbusch, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
Numbers, Fictions and Discoveries: Towards a Pragmatist Understanding of Valuing
|5:00 – 7:00pm||Session 2: Conceptualising Real Estate Investment Markets|
|5:00 – 5:40pm||Sebastian Botzem, WZB / Leonhard Dobusch, FU Berlin, Germany
The World on FIRE: fragmented organization and calculated profits in the real estate sector
|5:40 – 6:20pm||Michael Pryke, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Organising the global search for yield amongst “alternative assets” and the resulting emergent topologies of financialization
|6:20 – 7:00pm||Manuel Aalbers, KU Leuven, Belgium
Housing and the Variegation of Financialized Capitalism
Program: Friday, March 20th
|9:30am – 1:00pm||Open Workshops
Call for Papers open until January, 31st
|2:00 – 04:00pm||Session 3: Impacts and Consequences of Financialization|
|2:00 – 2:40pm||Eric Clark, Lund University, Sweden
Alternatives to Financialization: Making Rent Gap Theory Not True
|2:40 – 3:20pm||Andrej Holm, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Intensification of investment and rental gentrification in Berlin
|3:20 – 4:00pm||Stefan Kofner, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Germany
Business model of listed residential real estate companies before and after the withdrawal of financial investors in Germany
|4:20 – 5:00pm||Final Panel Discussion / Concluding Remarks|
30 Euro / 10 Euro for students (accommodation is not included)
Information and registration
Prof. Dr. Susanne Heeg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dipl. Geogr. Nadine Bitterer (email@example.com)
Dipl. Geogr. Kerstin Bläser (firstname.lastname@example.org)