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Financialisation of the built environment in Stockholm and Copenhagen


  • Anders Lund Hansen

    (Lund University, Department of Human Geography)

  • Henrik Gutzon Larsen

    (Lund University, Department of Human Geography)

  • Adam Grydehoj

    (Lund University, Department of Human Geography)

  • Eric Clark

    (Lund University, Department of Human Geography)


This paper investigates financialisation of built environments in Stockholm and Copenhagen, especially within the sphere of housing. It presents empirical analyses of processes of financialisation of built environments in the two cities, and how these processes relate to urban politics and governance. The case studies include analyses of how financialisation of built environments and associated shifts in urban politics have impacted on the social geographies of these two capital cities. The Stockholm and Copenhagen cases are presented as individual case studies. A comparative analysis including broader conclusions from these studies and a related case study (of Ankara, in a separate working paper) will be the subject of a sequel working paper.

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  • Anders Lund Hansen & Henrik Gutzon Larsen & Adam Grydehoj & Eric Clark, 2015. "Financialisation of the built environment in Stockholm and Copenhagen," Working papers wpaper115, Financialisation, Economy, Society & Sustainable Development (FESSUD) Project.
  • Handle: RePEc:fes:wpaper:wpaper115

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    financialisation; built environment; housing; urban governance; social geography;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • G19 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Other
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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