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.

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  • Erobern Frauen den Malerberuf? Die Statistik aus der Grundbildung beantwortet diese Frage mit Ja. Die Herausforderung ist aber, die weiblichen Arbeitskräfte im Beruf zu halten. Eine Stärkung ...

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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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  • Keine Investoren, gestrichene Subventionen, massiv steigende Preise: Argentinien droht der grosse Absturz. Christian Berndt, Wirtschaftsgeograf an der Universität Zürich, beantwortet die ...

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  • Ende Juni 2018 hat der Bund Informationsblätter zur rechtlichen Situation in der 24-Stunden-Betreuung veröffentlicht. Gleichzeitig stellt er einen Modell-NAV für die Ergänzung der kantonalen ...

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  • War der Malerberuf früher traditionell in Männerhand, schliessen heute in gewissen Kantonen sogar mehrheitlich Frauen die Lehre als Malerin ab: In der Innerschweiz sind es 62 Prozent der ...

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  • Can poverty be tackled by systematically influencing the behavior of those affected? Or does that just perpetuate it? Christian Berndt and Guilherme Lichand discuss the effects of social ...

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  • 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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