Economic Geography

Economic geography is the study of how human economic activities – production, consumption, and exchange – vary across space, with a focus on resource endowments, international trade and commerce, population growth, settlements, development, interaction and interdependencies, and regional supply and demand.

A small brown bird holding a small caterpillar.

How Inequality Affects Urban Wildlife

Mark Altaweel

More access to green space and mature trees in wealthier neighborhoods in the United States has also led to a greater diversity of wildlife in those areas.

A black and white dot map of all the centers of ZIP codes in the continental United States.

ZIP Codes in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

It’s likely that if you routinely send mail to a location within the United States, you know how critical it ...

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Spatial Analysis of Inflation and the Impact of the Pandemic

Mark Altaweel

As countries continue to recover from the Covid epidemic, the latest economic worry is that growing prices and shortages would significantly impact the larger economy.

U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging station 08028500 Sabine River near Bon Wier, Texas. Photo: USGS, public domain.

The World’s Human-Made Materials Weigh as Much as All Life on Earth

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have calculated that 2020 is the year that the mass of human-made materials exceeded the mass of all living organisms on Earth.

The hexagon pattern formed by the distribution of different order settlements in Central Place Theory.

Central Place Theory

Mark Altaweel

In 1933, Walter Christaller introduced Central Place Theory (CPT) as a way to explain the location, number, and size of settlements.