Dr. Franz Flögel

[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. Franz Flögel

Dr. Franz Flögel
Researcher at the Institute for Work and Technology
Munscheidstraße 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
E-Mail: floegel(a)iat.eu


Research interests

  • Geography of finance, especially banks and space
  • Economic development/regional development
  • Geography of retail and consumption

Education and career

  • 2012–present: Visiting lecturer in Economic Geography the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
  • 2010–present: Research associate at the Institute of Work and Technology in the Spatial Capital Research Department (profile: IAT profile Franz Flögel)
  • Jul. 2017: Doctoral degree from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Thesis topic: Distance, Rating Systems and Enterprise Finance
  • 2012–2017: External doctoral candidate in Economic Geography the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
  • Jan. 2013–Dec. 2015: Recipient of a doctoral grant from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.
  • 2004–2010: Studied human geography, political science, and economics at the University of Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Nottingham. Magister thesis title: Ethnic versus Religious Grocery Shopping. An Investigation into the Shopping Place Selection of “South Asian British Muslims” in Nottingham.


  • Flögel, F. (2017): Distance and modern banks’ lending to SMEs: ethnographic insights from a comparison of regional and large banks in Germany. In: Journal of Economic Geography 17, July 2017.
  • All publications: publications by Franz Flögel