*AAG 2019 CFP: Post-Crisis Fiscal Geographies: A Retrospective on the 10th
Anniversary of the Global Financial CrisisOrganizers: Kelly Kay (UCLA) and
Renee Tapp (Harvard University)Sponsored by: Economic Geography Specialty
Group, Political Geography Specialty Group,Legal 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:Akers, J. 2015. Emerging City Market. Environment and
Planning A 47(1): 1842-1858. Aalbers, M. 2018. Financial geography I:
Geographies of tax.  Progress in Human Geography: 0309132517731253.Ashton,
P., and Christophers, B. 2018. Remaking mortgage markets by remaking
mortgages: US housing finance after the crisis. Economic Geography 94(3):
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The need to understand spaces of (non) tax in the economic recovery.
Environment and Planning A 45(5): 1008-1012.*

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