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Dr. Martin Sokol

Associate Professor (Geography)
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Martin Sokol is an Associate Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Finance, Economy, Society (FES) Research Group. Martin is a founding member and a Secretary of the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) . Martin's research focuses on financialisation in East-Central Europe and its implications for social inequality and uneven development in wider Europe. Martin has an undergraduate degree from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia and a Master's degree from the University of Grenoble, France. He received his doctorate from Newcastle University, UK. His PhD thesis, undertaken in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), engaged with the 'knowledge economy' and the 'learning region' concepts while focusing on 'institutional thickness' in the UK (Scotland) and East-Central Europe (Slovakia). Since then, Martin was involved in several major research projects, while holding research and teaching posts at University College Dublin (UCD), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University College London (UCL), among others. Martin is a Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant on new geographies of financialisation - GEOFIN - https://geofinresearch.eu
  ECONOMIC-GEOGRAPHY
 GEOFIN
 Searching for sustainable finance: geographies of financialization and debt in post-socialist East Central Europe (GEOFIN)
 The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Financial Geographies (FinGeo)

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French Medium Basic Medium
Slovak Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG)
Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Regional Studies Association (RSA)
Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI)
Research network on geographies of finance and post-socialist transformations
Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo)
Sokol, M. and Pataccini, L. , Financialisation, regional economic development and the coronavirus crisis: a time for spatial monetary policy?, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 15, (1), 2021, p75 - 92, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsab033], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martin Sokol, Leonardo Pataccini, Winners And Losers In Coronavirus Times: Financialisation, Financial Chains and Emerging Economic Geographies of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 111, (3), 2020, p401 - 415, Notes: [DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12433], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Lai, K.P.Y., Pan, F., Sokol, M., Wójcik, D., New financial geographies of Asia, Regional Studies, 54, (2), 2020, p143 - 148, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Martin Sokol, Financialisation, financial chains and uneven geographical development: Towards a research agenda, Research in International Business and Finance, 39, (1), 2017, p678 - 685, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M. and Vigne, S., DATABASE : DEBT IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE, 1, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, Dataset, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  Handle
Sokol, M.(ed.), Where evolutionary-institutional theory of regional economic development meets the post-socialist reality of Central and Eastern Europe: Building Silicon Valleys in Slovakia, In: Nijkamp, P., Kourtit, K., Bucek, M. and O. Hudec (Eds.) 5th Central European Conference in Regional Science Conference Proceedings, Kosice, Slovakia, 2015, Technical University of Kosice, 2015, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  URL
Sokol, M.(ed.), Financialisation, financial chains and uneven geographical development in Europe: Towards a research agenda., 13th INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2015, INFINITI, 2015, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  URL
Sokol, M., Towards a "newer" economic geography? Injecting finance and finacialization into economic geographies, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 6, (3), 2013, p501 - 515, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Sokol, M. , Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neo-liberalism, knowledge economy and post-socialism., Europe-Asia Studies, 65, (7), 2013, p1324 - 1343, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Sokol, M., Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neoliberalism, Post-Socialism and the Knowledge Economy, Europe - Asia Studies, 65, (7), 2013, p1324-1343 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Sokol, M., Financial chains in financialized economies: the role of central banks, Poster presentation for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), New York, USA (virtual), 25 February-1 March, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M., The (post-)pandemic city: A vicious circle scenario., Paper for the 52nd Annual Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG), Themed session: Sustainable City Futures: COVID & Beyond., Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 18-21 May, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M., Fernandez, R. and Pataccini, L. , Financialisation, post-pandemic central banking and regional and urban recovery: A turning point for monetary policy? , Regional Studies Association Global E-Festival - Regions in Recovery: Building Sustainable Futures. Special session 34: FinGeo - Financial Geographies of Regional and Urban Recovery, online, 2-18 June, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Fernandez, R., Sokol, M. and Pataccini, L., Subordinate financialization in the European (semi-)periphery: The European Central Bank and the uneven monetary integration of East-Central Europe, 33rd Annual SASE Meeting, Virtual Conference - After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism, online, 2-5 July, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Dal Maso, G. and Sokol, M., Western European Banking Groups in East-Central Europe: A Preliminary Overview, Paper for the 6th FinGeo Global Seminar (Geography, Finance and Uneven Development). Special session: Finance and uneven development in Eastern Europe, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 15-17 May 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M. , Networks of 'Financial Chains': Linking Finance, Geography and Uneven Development, Paper for the 6th FinGeo Global Seminar (Geography, Finance and Uneven Development), Special session: Finance and uneven development in Eastern Europe, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil,, 15-17 May 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M., Financial Networks and Urban Networks in the International Division of Labour: A 'Financial Chains' Perspective, Paper for the 6th FinGeo Global Seminar (Geography, Finance and Uneven Development). Special panel session: Financial Networks and Urban Networks in the International Division of Labour, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 15-17 May 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M., New Spaces of Financialisation: Financial Chains in East-Central Europe. , Fifth FinGeo Global Seminar "European Spaces of Financialization", Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, 28-29 May 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M. , Financialisation of housing in the European 'semi-periphery': A 'financial chains' approach, Paper for "The financialization of housing in the semi-periphery" Workshop, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, 20-22 July 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sokol, M., Financial chains and new geographies of financialisation in East-Central Europe, Paper for the Fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG), Specialist session on: Finance and financialisation in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 24-28 July 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Economic geography; Urban and regional development; Geographies of knowledge economies; Post-socialist transformations; Geographies of finance.