Simon studied political science, geography and philosophy at the University of Bamberg. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Economic Geography working group. In his doctoral thesis he reconstructs in a strategic-relational analysis how regional planning in Bavaria developed under the premise of austerity following the global financial and economic crisis. Simon also works on the subject of regional planning within the Bavarian section of the Academy for Spatial Development in the Leibniz Association.
Since completing his doctorate, he has been concerned with aspects of the financialisation of Everyday life.
Spatial planning and development
Materialistic theories of state and space
Geographies of speculation
Education and career
- May 2016–present:
Research associate in Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
- Since February 2020:
Executive Manager of the Bavarian steering group within the Academy of Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association ARL
- Nov. 2014– Mar. 2016:
Research assistant at the Chair of Human Geography at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
- Oct. 2007–Apr. 2014:
Studied political science, geography, and philosophy at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg