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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  • Christin Bernhold gewinnt den diesjährigen ADLAF-Preis mit ihrer Dissertation "Upgrading, Competitive Strategies, and Uneven Development. On Corporate Strategies and Class Dynamics in Argentinian ...

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  • Karin Schwiter, Jennifer Steiner und Mitautorinnen beschreiben in Artikeln und Blogbeiträgen die schwierige Lage der Care-Arbeiterinnen aus Osteuropa während der Corona Krise.

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  • Market/Place - Exploring Spaces of Exchange

    Edited by Christian Berndt, Jamie Peck, Norma M. Rantisi

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  • Again, we welcome a number of renowned international guests to this spring semester's discussion forum and also put our own research up for discussion. All interested listeners are welcome.

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  • Im Interview mit Radio FRO (Freier Rundfunk Oberösterreich) diskutieren aus Deutschland Helma Lutz (Professorin für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung), aus Österreich Brigitte Aulenbacher ( ...

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  • Der bei knoten&maschen publizierte Blogbeitrag von Karin Schwiter zeigt die Schwierigkeiten der 24-Stunden-Betreuungsangebote auf. Besonders die Arbeitskräfte aus Zentral- und Osteuropa ...

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  • Again, we welcome a number of renowned international guests in this autumn semester's research colloquium and put our own research up for discussion. All interested listeners are welcome.

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  • Vollzeitmamis und Working Moms diskutierten in der Talkshow «Zoom Persönlich» über die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie. Mit dabei als Wissen-schaftlerin: Die Wirtschafts-geographin  ...

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  • Focusing on the rise of behavioral and experimental economics and its implications for social policies, we demonstrate that geographies of marketization are not confined to the study of the models ...

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  • This article ties in with existing discussions on global care chains, family separation and the devaluation of social‐reproductive work. We explore the new trend of outsourcing care for the ...

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