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Andrew Leyshon

Professor of Economic Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography , University of Nottingham. He was Head of the School of Geography (2011-2015). He has authored and edited several books and published over 100 academic papers and chapters. He was Editor-in-Chief of Geoforum between 1995-2006, has presented over 90 conference papers and seminars, been a Principal Investigator on six major Economic and Social Research Council grants. He is a member of the Editorial Board of both Environment and Planning A and the Journal of Cultural Economy and the Editorial Advisory Board of Economy and Society. In 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of British Geographers. In 2015 he was Eminent Research Scholar in the Faculty of Business and Economics, at the University of Melbourne.

Expertise Summary

I am currently undertaking research in two main areas: the financial system and the musical economy. In both fields I am interested in the ways in which industries and sectors evolve in the face of competition, innovation, regulation and crisis. I am particularly concerned with the ways that industries reproduce themselves in the face of such phenomena, and how change and transformation generates outcomes that have implications for equity and uneven development.

Research Summary

I am currently undertaking research in two main areas: the financial system and the musical economy. In both fields I am interested in the ways in which industries and sectors evolve in the face of… read more

Selected Publications

  • LEYSHON, ANDREW, 2014. Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry Oxford University Press.
  • FRENCH, S., LEYSHON, A. and WAINWRIGHT, T., 2011. Financializing space, spacing financialization Progress in Human Geography. 35(6), 798-819
  • LEYSHON, A, 2011. Towards a non-economic, economic geography? From black boxes to the cultural curcuit of capital in economic geograpies of firms and managers. In: , LEYSHON, A, LEE, R, SUNLEY, P and MCDOWELL, L, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography SAGE. 381-397
  • FRENCH, S. and LEYSHON, A., 2012. Dead pledges: mortgaging time and space. In: KNORR CETINA, K. and PREDA, A., eds., The Oxford Handbook of The Sociology of Finance Oxford University Press. 357-375

Current Research

I am currently undertaking research in two main areas: the financial system and the musical economy. In both fields I am interested in the ways in which industries and sectors evolve in the face of competition, innovation, regulation and crisis. I am particularly concerned with the ways that industries reproduce themselves in the face of such phenomena, and how change and transformation generates outcomes that have implications for equity and uneven development.

Future Research

I have just completed a book on the impact of digital technology on the music industry (Reformatted: code, networks and the transformation of the music industry, Oxford University Press, 2014), and am currently developing more research in that area, while at the same time extending work on the buy-to-let market, the geographies of financial infrastructure, while also exploring the geopolitical consequences of 'currency wars'.

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