Economic Geography

Economic Geography is about understanding the varied places and spaces that are formed and given shape when economic activities are performed and circulate. Theoretically, the Economic Geography research unit draws on approaches that offer alternatives to orthodox mainstream economics and traditional economic geography. Our work focuses on the geographies of global production and consumption, on labor markets and migration, and on the gendered and gendering nature of the spatial economy. We study these phenomena both in the global north and the global south.

News

  • In joined collaboration Karin Schwiter and Diana Baumgarten just published a new article titled Stay-at-home fathers on the wane – In comes daddy day! Changing practices of fathering in German- ...

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  • Discussions and presentations of the results of the Swiss National Science Foundation project "Care Markets", which as been conducted by Karin Schwiter, Huey-Shy Chau und Katharina Pelzelmayer.
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  • Karin Schwiter discuses together with other referees at the panel of the Gender Equality Commission on Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:15-13:45 pm, RAA G-01, Rämistrasse 59.

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  • Christian Berndt contributed a text on Labor Segmentation Theory to the »International Encyclopedia of Geography« that has just been published jointly by the Association of American Geographers ...

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  • The German, Austrian and Swiss National Science foundations have granted funding for the research project "Decent Care Work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements.“

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  • Private microinsurances are meant to protect peasants from crop shortfall and decrease farmers vulnerability to extreme weather. Unfortunately these insurances didn’t fulfill the expectations, as ...

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  • Swiss scholars have very good skills in maths, as the current PISA-study shows. Nevertheless the study shines light on a well known problem: Maths, physics and chemistry are male domains.

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  • Is care migration a win-win-situation for the carer and the person in need of care? Interview with Karin Schwiter in More …