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.

How Hydropower is Changing the Balkan Landscape

Katarina Samurović

How is the proliferation of hydro power plants (HPPs) changing Balkan peninsula's landscapes?

The Geography of Borrowing Size

Mark Altaweel

Towns can 'borrow size' from nearby urban areas, enhancing their economic prospects and resilience by leveraging networks with larger towns.

Maps showing how climate change will adversely affect the United States in areas of agriculture, crime, life span, property damage, and labor. Source: Hsiang, et. al, 2017.

Model Predicts Economic Damage from Climate Change to be Greatest in the South in the US

Caitlin Dempsey

A new model maps out the agriculture, crime, coastal storms, energy, human mortality, and labor costs of climate change in the United States.

Tract-to-Tract Commutes of 80km/50 miles or less in the Bay Area. Nelson & Rae, 2016.

How the Commutes of 130 Million Commuters Reveals Megaregions in the United States

Elizabeth Borneman

A study using data from 130 million commuters has revealed commuter-driven megaregions in the United States.

Geography and Inequality

Mark Altaweel

Simple examples of geographic social inequality can be found in major cities, where wealthier urban people generally have access to more housing, food shops, basic amenities, healthcare, and other infrastructure than the urban poor.