*AAG 2019 CFP: Post-Crisis Fiscal Geographies: A Retrospective on the 10th
Anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis Organizers: Kelly Kay (UCLA) and
Renee Tapp (Harvard University)Sponsored by: Political Geography Specialty
GroupTen years ago when the Lehman Brothers bank collapsed, tax and fiscal
policies became implicated in the crisis that spread across the United
States to Europe (Wainwright 2013).  National governments drew on taxpayer
money and other fiscal levers to prop up failing banks and financial
institutions, and to intervene in bankrupt cities. Just one short decade
later, US President Donald Trump announced record quarterly GDP growth of
4.2% (BEA 2018); while cities once teetering on the edge of fiscal
calamity, seem to be emerging as the new icons of revitalization (Kinney
2016, Peck and Whiteside 2016, Akers 2015, Davidson and Ward 2014).
Economists speculate that recent growth and reinvestment in the US can be
attributed to monetary and fiscal policy decisions like cuts to corporate
and individual tax rates and very low interest rates (McKinsey Global
Analytics 2018, Blinder and Zandi 2010). Despite the overall total growth
in the economy, the post-crisis period has been rocky. Since 2008, scholars
have drawn attention to record levels of inequality (Federal Reserve 2017),
tax evasion and accumulation (Aalbers 2018), emergent social movements
(Fields 2017), and the concentration of profits in the same sectors of the
US economy where the crisis originated ten years ago (Christophers,
Leyshon, and Mann 2017, Ashton and Christophers 2016). In this
retrospective session, we focus on the "fiscal geographies" (Tapp and Kay
forthcoming) of the crisis and recovery. We seek to bring together scholars
working on a broad range of topics related to post-crisis political economy
in order to better evaluate the impacts of state fiscal policies and
financial regulations, across all scales of governance.  We invite papers
that make empirical engagements or theoretical interventions that consider
how states and capital have come to be differentially oriented since the
2008 crisis. Possible themes include but are not limited to: - New
geographies of financial bubbles - Case studies of companies or industries
that received bailouts- Geographies of wealth concentration and debt -
Legacies of austerity - Restructuring of the FIRE (finance, insurance, real
estate) sector since the crisis- Stock buybacks, regulations, or other
innovations in banking- Reconfigurations of nature-state-society relations
since the crash- New/changing patterns of property-led accumulation- Urban
governance and fiscal balance sheets (accounting systems, interest rates,
credit scores, service delivery) - Impacts of particular tax policies,
regulation, and legislation on accumulation, including those that span the
urban/rural divide- Gendered or raced experiences of post-crisis state or
economic institutionsPlease send 250 word abstracts to kelly...@ucla.edu
<kelly...@ucla.edu> and ct...@gsd.harvard.edu <ct...@gsd.harvard.edu> by
October 15, 2018. Depending on interest, we may also put together a panel
on this topic. If you would be interested in participating in an
alternative capacity (paper discussant, panelist), please feel free to
reach out. References:*

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238-258.Blinder, A.S. and Zandi, M.M. (2010). How The Great Recession Was
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<https://www.princeton.edu/~blinder/End-of-Great-Recession.pdf>US Bureau of
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