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Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience


The In­sti­tute for Eco­nomic Geo­graphy and GIS­cience re­cog­nizes that the economy is embed­ded in so­ci­ety and space. It trusts in in­ter­-dis­cip­lin­ary re­search and ad­dresses ques­tions of un­even spa­tial devel­op­ment and so­cio-e­co­nomic inequal­it­ies at mul­tiple spa­tial scales. Un­even devel­op­ment is un­der­stood as the pro­duct of the un­equal cre­ation of com­pet­it­ive ad­vant­age through the spa­tially dif­fer­en­ti­ated and con­strained pro­cesses of in­nov­a­tion, tech­no­lo­gical and in­sti­tu­tional ad­vances, and the un­equal dis­tri­bu­tion of re­sources, profits and in­come between and within places.


In­form­a­tion with re­spect to our re­search in­terests.


The in­sti­tute con­trib­utes courses to a wide range of study pro­grammes at WU.

The In­sti­tute is situ­ated in the De­part­ment of So­cioeco­nom­ics with whom it shares the com­mit­ment to in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary re­search of a so­cially/eco­lo­gic­ally/spa­tially embed­ded economy, its in­ter­na­tional outlook and act­ive en­gage­ment with so­cially rel­ev­ant de­bates.

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