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Andrew Leyshon

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange) and Professor of Economic Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Professor of Economic Geography and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Research has focused on money and finance, the musical economy, and diverse economies, and the author and editor of numerous books that reflect these interests. They include: Reformatted: code, networks and the transformation of the music industry (Oxford University Press, 2014), which explores how P2P networks and MP3 software helped remake the musical economy; Money/Space: geographies of monetary transformation (with Nigel Thrift, Routledge 1997), which argued that not only does money have a geography, but that it is inherently geographical, and; Alternative Economic Spaces (with Roger Lee and Colin Williams, Sage, 2003), which sought to account for the diverse ways in which 'alternative' economies have emerged within contemporary capitalism. His latest book, Money and Finance after the Crisis (co-edited with Brett Christophers and Geoff Mann), will be published in August 2017 by Blackwell-Wiley. Member of the Editorial Board of Environment and Planning A and Journal of Cultural Economy, and of the Editorial Advisory Board of Economy and Society. Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2007, and awarded the 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 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. Currently working on crowdfunding and the platform economy.

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

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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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