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.

Picture of a bar of dark chocolate.

Economic Geography of Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate

Devon Reeser

Americans spent $700 million on chocolate treats for Valentine’s Day in 2014.

Map showing location of BRICS countries. Map: Cflm001, Mediaiwiki, public domain.

What Does the Acronym BRICS Stand For?

Joe Akintola

The term “BRICs” is an acronym developed from the names of countries that are in a similar stage of newly advanced economic ...

Geography of Car Thefts in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) each year takes a look at the national picture in terms of car thefts. 

Fortune 1000 Companies List for 2014

Caitlin Dempsey

Excerpt of Fortune 1000 companies for 2014 which can be filtered by state.

Lot in Detroit converted to an urban prairie. Photo: Jtmichcock, CC BY-SA 3.0, MediaWiki Commons.

Urban Prairies

Elizabeth Borneman

An urban prairie is a piece of urban land located within a city that has reverted back to green space through neglect, purposeful action, or a lack of management.