Welcome to the Economic Geography Group

Economic Geography
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The Economic Geography working group addresses principles of regional development and socio-economic activities in spatial perspective. In our research, we are interested in processes shaping social and regional inequalities in and between various contexts in both the Global North and increasingly also the Global South, with a specific emphasis on international relations (e.g. knowledge networks, corporate value chains) in general and the exchange of financial means (e.g. private equity, remittances) in particular. In all ongoing initiatives, the concept of sustainable development / strong sustainability is a pivotal element.

Research

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Teaching

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[Translate to Englisch:] covid-19-refugees

Policy brief on the situation of refugees in the corona pandemic published

The report ‘COVID-19 and refugees' economic opportunities, financial services and digital inclusion’ was published in the context of our ongoing…

[Translate to Englisch:] European Microfinance Week 2020

Participation of the Economic Geography Group in the European Microfinance Week

Swati Mehta Dhwan and Hans-Martin Zademach present results from the ongoing research work in the project "Finance in Displacement (FIND)" in the…

[Translate to Englisch:] ARL Paper

ARL position paper published with the participation of the working group

The ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association has published the position paper Reorientation of Spatial Planning in…

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Building Osten 18 | Room: O18-102
Tasks
Ms. Neubauer is happy to take care of all administrative matters for lecturers and students.
Office hours
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:00–15:00
Thursday and Friday: 08:00–11:00