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.
Kick-off Workshop „Decent Care Work“
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.
Publication: Short-term Circular Migration
Chau Huey Shy, Pelzelmayer Katharina and Schwiter Karin have just published a new article in "Cities".
Christian Berndt and Marc Boeckler have contributed the chapter "Economics, Experiments, Evidence: Poor Behavior and the Development of Market Subjects« to the book »Assembling Neoliberalism«. The ...
Publication: Stay-at-home fathers on the wane
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- ...
Nationale Konferenz - Bezahlte Arbeit in Schweizer Privathaushalten. Situation und Zukunftsperspektiven
The National Conference Paid Work in Swiss Households was co-organised by the Economic Geography Working Group at the University of Zurich and the Denknetz working group “Prekarität”. It provides ...
Männer und Gleichstellung - Was ist Männerforschung?
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.
Publication: Labor Segmentation Theory
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 ...
New research project: Decent Care Work
The German, Austrian and Swiss National Science foundations have granted funding for the research project "Decent Care Work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements.“
Why microinsurances don't work as a private market
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 ...
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.