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

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

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  • 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 ...

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

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  • 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: " ...

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

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  • Karin Schwiter, Jennifer Steiner and their collaboration partners published a book with key findings of their project on live-in care. The book examines how the commodification and ...

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  • Karin Schwiter und Anahi Villalba haben in der Zeitschrift «Die Volkswirtschaft» des Schweizer Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO) einen Artikel über Live-in-Betreuung  unter Corona ...

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  • Automated systems are increasingly running workplaces – from everyday management to hiring and firing workers. Jeremias Adams-Prassl will explore the effects of algorithmic management and its ...

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  • Zwei neue Beiträge über das Arbeiten in der Gig-Economy von Karin Schwiter und Marisol Keller wurden soeben in der Fachzeitschrift "Frauenfragen" publiziert.

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  • In their new article published in the economic geography section of Geography Compass, Karin Schwiter and Jennifer Steiner review the existing literature on care work within geography. They ...

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