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Department of Geography

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


  • The multiple spaces of the global economy

    Christian Berndt and Marc Boeckler have contributed to a new edited book that explores how space emerges as people attempt to organize and reorganize their everyday activities.

  • AAG 2023: Global Pesticide Complex Sessions

    Together with Marion Werner (SUNY Buffalo), Annie Shattuck (Indiana University) and Becky Mansfield (Ohio State University) Christian Berndt co-organized two paper sessions at the AAG Annual

  • Video-Podcasts von Studierenden der Wirtschaftsgeographie

    Im GEO364 Seminar des Herbstsemester 2022 vertieften die Studierenden ihr bereits vorhandenes Wissen zur Wirtschaftsgeographie und analysierten wirtschaftliche Prozesse und Zusammenhänge aus einer

  • Chemical Geographies: Analyzing global pesticide supply chains

    A new research project analyzes selected global herbicide supply chains linking sites of agricultural use in Latin America with places of production in Asian countries.

  • Ein Labor, das die Grenze schafft

    Die europäische Aussengrenze existiert nicht von sich aus. Sie wird seit zwanzig Jahren praktisch in die Tat umgesetzt. Simon Noori zeichnet die Geschichte der umstrittenen Grenzschutzagentur

  • FinGeo Doctoral Dissertation Prize 2021 awarded to Manuel Wirth

    Manuel Wirth has been awarded the 2021 Dissertation Prize by the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo)

  • Welche Verantwortung trägt die Schweiz?

    Die Schweiz beruft sich immer wieder auf ihre humanitäre Tradition. Auch, wenn es um Geflüchtete geht. Was bedeutet das in Bezug auf die Situation der Geflüchteten im Mittelmeer? Eine Diskussion

  • Handbuch Feministische Geographien

    Karin Schwiter collaborated as an editor and author in this recently published book by the Autor*innenkollektiv Geographie und Geschlecht.

  • Contribution to the debate on socialist modernism, Degrowth and technology

    Peter Howson, Jillian Crandall and Xavier Balaguer Rasillo published an article entitled "Digital Degrowth innovation: less growth, more play". The paper contributes to the special issue:

  • New paper on glyphosate and global pesticide production and use

    Marion Werner, Christian Berndt and Becky Mansfield published a paper titled "The Glyphosate Assemblage: Herbicides, Uneven Development, and Chemical Geographies of Ubiquity"

Weiterführende Informationen


University of Zurich
Department of Geography
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41-44-635 51 81

Administrative Office: Y25 L 10

Monday mornings, Tue-Thu all day


Economic and Labour Geography Research Colloquium

Zurich Human Geography Colloquium (ZHGK)

Program FS2023




Upcoming events

  • 6.6.2023, 16:00: The Cene Scene: Centering Indigenous and Black Environmental Visions

    Prof Sara Smith, Professor of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ort: Y25, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich; Raum: H 79


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