Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography,
Andrew Leyshon is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham. His work has focused on money and finance, the musical economy, and the emergence of diverse economies and is 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. He is currently writing a book on Platform Finance with Paul Langley. He is a 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, was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2007 and awarded the Ashton Prize for the most innovative paper in Environment and Planning A in 2010. He was Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Social Sciences 2016-18, Head of the School of Geography 2011-2015, Visiting Eminent Research Scholar in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne in 2015, Co-Director of the Creative & Cultural Industries Research Priority Area at the University of Nottingham (2015 to 2018). Since 2016 he has been an Associate Fellow of the Leadership Foundation.
Economic Geography, with a particular focus on money and finance and the musical economy.