Presentation at GCEG 2018

On 25 July, Sebastian Möller presented his research on municipal derivatives at the 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography in Cologne. In his talk “The financialization of municipal debt: Local governments and the brave new world of derivative capitalism”, Sebastian summarized his empirical findings on debt management practices of Manchester (UK), Essen (DE) and Linz (AT) and discussed his analytical approach of tracing the micropolitics of local state financialization. The talk was part of a series of panels on the financialization of the state that Sebastian co-chaired with Laura Deruytter and Reijer Hendrikse from the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.