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Head of School and Professor of Economic Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences
Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography and Head of the School of Geography (2011-2015), University of Nottingham. 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 was, until 2012, Deputy Director of the Financial Services Research Forum at Nottingham University Business School. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Environment and Planning A, and of the Editorial Advisory Board of Economy and Society. In 2007 he was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and he is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of British Geographers
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.
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
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, which also exploring the geopolitical consequences of 'currency wars'.
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