Summer Institute in Economic Geography



The sixth Summer Institute took place in Zurich, Switzerland, June 30-July 6 2012. Hosted by the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich, the meeting was organized by Christian Berndt.


Featured speakers

Kim England

Gernot Grabher
Chair of Urban and Regional Economic Studies
HafenCity Universität, Hamburg, Germany

Nik Heynen

Wendy Larner
Professor of Geography and Sociology
University of Bristol, UK

David Rigby

Becky Mansfield
Associate Professor of Geography
Ohio State University, USA

Rachel Silvey

Dariusz Wójcik
University Lecturer in Geography
University of Oxford, UK





The event is open to early career researchers in economic geography (doctoral students at or beyond the fieldwork stage; postdoctoral researchers in universities, think tanks and research institutes; and lecturers or tenure-track faculty within the first three years of appointment).


  • Katharina Abdo Goethe, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dena Aufseeser, University of Washington, USA
  • Teo Ballvé, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Marcos Barcellos, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Shiri Breznitz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Abigail Cooke, UCLA, USA
  • Stacy Coppock, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Clarisse Coutinho, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Marton Czirfusz, Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Adrian Duhalt, University of Sussex, UK
  • Ann El Khoury, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michael Ewers, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Amanda Fickey, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Sean Field, Queen's University, Canada
  • Stephen Fitzherbert, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Stelios Gialis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Catherine Guimond, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Nuri Yavan, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Beth Gutelius, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Daniel Haberly, Clark University, USA
  • Teis Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Heidi Haugen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Matthew Himley, Illinois State University, USA
  • Ralitsa Hiteva, University of Manchester, UK
  • Nicholas Howarth, Oxford University, UK
  • Dai Juncheng, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Sarah Knuth, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Sarah Lake, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Kean Fan Lim, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Aman Luthra, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Siobhan McPhee, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Erica Pani, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Shaina Potts, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Karin Schwiter, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Thomas Sigler, University of Queensland, Australia
  • William Terry, Clemson University, USA
  • Giselle Valarezo, Queen’s University, Canada
  • David Wachsmuth, New York University, USA
  • Andrew Warren, University of Wollongong, Australia

last revised July 31, 2012