Dr Richard Waldron

Capitalising on the Urban Debtscape: Financialisation in the Post-crisis Contexts

Funding period: 4 January 2016 – 30 June 2017
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Richard’s research is driven by interests in the fields of urban planning, political economy, housing studies, financialisation and socio-spatial inequality. The overarching theme of his research is investigating the intersection of urban planning and economic policies and the complex challenges they pose at the macro (global, national, regional) and micro (neighbourhood, household) spatial scales. Specifically, his research examines the roles of cities and urbanisation processes in the circulation and accumulation of capital; and processes of commodification, liberalisation and financialisation within housing markets and their effects on households and housing markets.

Richard completed his fellowship early, in July 2017, to take up a Lecturing post at Queens University, Belfast.

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Fellowship publications

Waldron, R. (2018). ‘Capitalizing on the State: The political economy of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the “Resolution” of the crisis’, Geoforum, 90: 206–18. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.02.014

Waldron, R. (2018). ‘A Review of “From boom to bubble: how finance built the New Chicago”, By Rachel Weber’, International Journal of Housing Policy, 18/1: 156–8. DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2017.1412128

Scott, M., Parkinson, A., Redmond, D., & Waldron, R. (2018). ‘Placing Heritage in Entrepreneurial Urbanism: Planning, Conservation and Crisis in Ireland’, Planning Practice & Research, 1–18. DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1430292

Waldron, R., & Redmond, D. (2017). ‘“We’re just existing, not living!” Mortgage stress and the concealed costs of coping with crisis’, Housing Studies, 32/5: 584–612. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2016.1224323

Waldron, R. (2016). ‘The “unrevealed casualties” of the Irish mortgage crisis: Analysing the broader impacts of mortgage market financialisation’, Geoforum, 69: 53–66. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.005

Waldron, R., & Redmond, D. (2016). ‘(For)Bearing the costs of reckless lending: examining the response to the Irish mortgage arrears crisis’, International Journal of Housing Policy, 16/3: 267–92. DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2015.1111500

Waldron, R., & Redmond, D. (2016). ‘Stress in Suburbia: Counting the Costs of Ireland’s Property Crash and Mortgage Arrears Crisis: STRESS IN SUBURBIA’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 107/4: 484–501. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12170

Devitt, C., O’Neill, E., & Waldron, R. (2016). ‘Drivers and barriers among householders to managing domestic wastewater treatment systems in the Republic of Ireland; implications for risk prevention behaviour’, Journal of Hydrology, 535: 534–46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.015