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.

Research Interests

News

  • Also in Transactions has been recently published a new article by Karin Schwiter, together with Kendra Strauss and Kim England.

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  • A media analysis by Karin Schwiter, Katharina Pelzelmayer and Isabelle Turnherr has been published in the current issue of the Swiss Journal of Sociology.

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  • Christian Berndt compiled a Virtual Issue for Progress in Human Geography titled  »Uneven development, commodity chains and the agrarian question«.

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  • We’re happy to announce this year’s Human Geography Summer School of the German-speaking countries on Gender and Space.

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  • In this semester's research colloquium, we again welcome a number of reknowned international guests and put our own research up for discussion. All interested listeners are welcome.

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  • Christian Berndt and Manuel Wirth have just published a new paper in Geoforum.

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  • Christian Berndt and Christin Bernhold have just published a new publication in Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie.

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  • Their names are Olga or Maria and they come from Poland, Slovakia or Romania. They appear as angels in a difficult situation, when grandpa suffers from slight dementia and can no longer take care ...

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  • Simon Sontowski has just published a new article in the Special Issue "Contested Control at the Margins of the State" of the Journal of Ethic and Migration Studies.

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  • On 13-14 August 2017 the researchers of the transnational project “Decent Care Work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements” met in Zurich for a two-day kick-off workshop.

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