Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach

Hans-Martin Zademach
Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach
Professor of Economic Geography
Building Osten 18 | Room: O18-002
Postal Address
Ostenstraße 18
85072 Eichstätt
Office hours
by arrangement


Hans-Martin Zademach is Professor of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt since 2009. In his research, he is interested in the fundamental processes shaping social and spatial inequalities and (strong) sustainable development with a particular focus on the issues of finance and financialisation. His work has been published in a number of leading journals, among them Journal of Economic Geography, Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies, Local Environment and Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie. His further publications include an introductory textbook into financial geographies (in German) and the co-edited volume ‘Alternative Economies and Spaces. New Perspectives for a Sustainable Economy‘. Hans-Martin holds a Master of Science in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a Master of Business Research and a doctorate degree from the University of Munich.

Areas of interest

  • Economic Geography
  • Geographies of Finance
  • Sustainable Development
  • Alternative economies and spaces
  • Applied regional research

Ongoing research

Selected publications

  • Zademach, H.-M. (2021): Finanzwirtschaft und Finanzialisierung, in: Braun, B., Helbrecht, I. Schneider-Sliwa, R., Wehrhahn, R. et al. (Hrsg.): Humangeographie (= Das Geographische Seminar), Braunschweig: Westermann (im Druck)
  • Zademach, H.-M., S. Dudek (2021): Soziale Infrastruktur und räumliche Gerechtigkeit: Zum Potenzial des Ansatzes der Fundamentalökonomie, in: M. Miosga (Hrsg.): Neue Perspektiven einer zukunftsfähigen Raumordnung in Bayern, Hannover, ARL (im Druck)
  • Mehta Dhawan, S., Zademach H.-M. (2021): Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion of Refugees in Jordan: Hope or Hype? Henry J. Leir Institute Essay, Medford/Somerville, MA: Tufts University (mehr)

  • Käsbohrer, A., Zademach, H.-M. (2021): Speichertechnologien und Solarstromspeicher in Deutschland: Bedeutung, Entwicklungen, Herausforderungen, in: Becker, S., Klagge, B. & M. Naumann (Hrsg.): Energiegeographie: Konzepte und Herausforderungen, Stuttgart: UTB, 182–194

  • Handke, M., Zademach H.-M. (2020): Geographie der Finanzen, in: Gebhardt, H., Glaser, R., Radtke, U., Reuber, P. & A. Vött (Hrsg.): Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie (3. Aufl.), Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum, 763–778

  • Zademach H-M, Musch A-K (2018): Bicycle sharing systems in an alternative/diverse economy perspective: a sympathetic critique, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 23(7): 734–746

  • Klagge B, Zademach, H-M (2018): International Capital Flows, Stock Markets, and Uneven Development: The case of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 62(2): 92–107

  • Flögel F, Zademach H-M (2017): Bank branches as places of knowledge creation: Conceptual considerations and empirical findings at the micro-geographical scale, Erdkunde 71(4): 301–312

  • Zademach H-M, Dichtl J (2016) Greening Finance and Financing the Green: Considerations and Observations on the Role of Finance in Energy Transitions, in: Jones, A., Ström, P., Hermelin, B. and G. Rusten (eds.): Services and the Green Economy, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 153–174

  • Zademach H-M, Musil R (2014): Global Integration along Historic Pathways: Vienna and Munich in the Changing Financial Geography of Europe, European Urban and Regional Studies 21(4): 463–483

  • Zademach H-M (2014): Finanzgeographie (= Geowissen Kompakt), Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft

  • Zademach H-M, Rodrian P (2013): Finanzsystementwicklung und Mobile Money in Uganda: Instrumente für ein armutsminderndes Wachstum? [Financial system development and mobile money in Uganda: Instruments towards a pro-poor growth?], Geographische Rundschau 65(10): 12–19

  • Zademach H-M, Hillebrand S (eds) (2013): Alternative Economies and Spaces. New Perspectives for a Sustainable Economy, Bielefeld: transcript

  • See also KU.edoc

Academic career

  • 2020–: Head of the Steering Group (Leiter der Lenkungsgruppe) of the Bavarian Section of the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association ARL, previously (from 2018) deputy head of the same committee

  • 2020–: Member of the DFG Research Training Group 2589 „Practicing Place. Socio-Cultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations“

  • 2019–2022: PI of the research project „Finance in Displacement – Exploring and Strengthening Financial Lives of Refugees“, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ

  • 2018–: Member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the ERC research project "Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation" (ERC Grant 683197, Prof. Martin Sokol, Dublin)
  • 2018–: Member of the editiorial board of the Journal Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie – The German Journal of Economic Geography
  • 2015–: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Work and Technology (IAT), Gelsenkirchen
  • 2015–2017: Spokesperson (Fachsprecher) of the School of Geography of the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU)
  • 2013–2017: Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geography of the KU
  • 2013–2016: Associated partner of the KU Interdisciplinary Research Group "Philosophy of Place"
  • 2010–2011: Deputy Spokesperson of the KU postgraduate program ‘Sustainability in Environment, Economy and Society’
  • 2009–: University professor of Economic Geography at the KU
  • 2009: Visiting lecturer, Department of Social Geography & Regional Development of the Charles University Prague
  • 2005–2009: Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Economic Geography of the University of Munich (LMU)
  • 2004: Visiting scholar at the Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy of the Copenhagen Business School
  • 2002–2004: Research affiliate at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
  • 2001–2004: Research and teaching associate at the Chair of Economic Geography of the LMU