Professor Paul Langley
Paul Langley is Professor of Economic Geography. He joined up with the Department in 2011, and was once Professor of Global Relations at University of York and Senior Lecturer in Politics at Northumbria University. Paul’s Departmental functions have included Programme Director for BA(Hons) and MArts Geography, and Convenor regarding the Economy & community research group.
Paul’s research interests centre on cash, economic areas, and operations of financialization. He could be the writer of three monographs World Financial Orders (Routledge, 2002/2013), The everyday activity of worldwide Finance (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Liquidity missing (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their studies have gotten help through the Economic and Social analysis Council (ESRC), British Academy, and European Commission.
Concentrating on the pay day loan market into the UK, Paul had been Co Investogator for a recently finished ESRC task (led by James Ash, Newcastle, with Ben Anderson, Durham Geography, see ) that explored just how unsecured debt relations are mediated through electronic platforms and apps. Publicatons come with a piece that is methodological investigating electronic interfaces (вЂproduct, Vibration, ToneвЂ™, Cultural Geographies, 2017), a merchant account regarding the experimental work of program developers (‘Digital user interface design and energy’, Environment and preparing D: community and area, 2018), and a paper interrogating exactly how borrowers relate solely to payday advances as cash, much less credit, financial obligation and finance (‘Indebted life and cash culture’, Economy and Society, 2019).
PaulвЂ™s work with electronic finance pertains to his wider passions into the advertising and use of retail financial loans and solutions ( ag e.g. Edited issue that is special ‘Consuming Credit’, Consumption, Markets and heritage, 2014). Additionally it is being pursued through on going research with Andrew Leyshon (University of Nottingham) into crowdfunding (Economic Geography, 2016, and Environment & Planning A, 2017), FinTech ( New Political Economy, 2020), and Platform Capitalism (Finance and community, 2017).
A Horizon 2020 project with European partners and Harriet Bulkeley and Gavin Bridge from Durham Geography Paul investigated how new forms of carbon finance are contributing towards the decarbonization of European industrial sectors including plastics, steel, and paper as part of REINVENT. The very first book from this tasks are available nowadays (‘Pluralizing and problematizing carbon finance’, Progress in Human Geography, 2019), and relevant tasks are contained in a forthcoming chapter within the Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography on ‘Impact investors’.
Analysis into carbon finance broadens Paul’s long research that is standing in financialization processes that variously vow to secure life via monetary logics, strategies and methods. See, as an example: guide size treatments of the dilemmas into the every day life of worldwide Finance (OUP, 2008) and Liquidity Lost (OUP, 2015); articles in the financialization regarding the metropolitan infrastructures of life (вЂFrontier Financialization’, Economic Anthropology, 2018); and, an essay that is conceptual for far reaching research into ‘The financialization of life’ (in Overseas Handbook of Financialization, 2020, modified by Mader, Mertens & van der Zwan).
In collaboration with peers from Durham Geography, Paul is Co Investigator for an ESRC Urban Transformations Programme task (see ). Their share to your task centres on researching unique forms of modern finance which are demarcated in accordance with their purpose that is social.g. effect investment, social financing, community stocks, crowdfunding) and which variously make it possible for procedures of metropolitan social innovation. See, for instance, Paul’s article on вЂThe Folds of personal FinanceвЂ™ (Environment & Planning A: Economy and Space).
This research develops from PaulвЂ™s work that is previous the ambiguities of marginal and alternate areas of finance, including subprime mortgages (Economy and Society, 2008) and, particularly, ethical investment (in Abdelal, Blyth & Parson, 2010).
Cutting across their research, Paul additionally seeks to play a role in debates underway in financial geography and past by developing a diverse depending cultural economy approach. This can include passions within the talents and restrictions of processual principles typical to economy that is culturale.g. marketization, valuation, capitalization, assetization), the methods for which economics could be comprehended to possess performative and government energy, exactly how affective energies are mobilized in economic techniques, and exactly how the creating of entrepreneurial and economic subjectivities features in contemporary neoliberal federal government.
Paul welcomes research that is doctoral enthusiastic about focusing on topics that autumn broadly inside the remit of their research interests. He has got formerly supervised pupils that have written theses on a variety of topics, including: work-related retirement benefits in the united kingdom; sub prime home loan areas in america and British; вЂsmall statesвЂ™ and вЂhot cashвЂ™ into the international economy; economic security and main banking; the increase of this United States dollar as ‘world cash’; financial austerity and every day life; personal wide range administration; and metropolitan atmosphere legal rights areas. He could be currently supervising pupil projects on distributed ledger technology and cross border re payments.