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Economic Geography

In Economic Geography, you study the characteristics of economic activities across places. It helps you understand regional differences in economic structure and performance.

It aims to provide answers as to what can be done to stimulate economic development. 

The economy globalizes in a rapid pace and places become ever more interconnected. At the same time, economic activities increasingly cluster in specific places. As a result, socio-economic dynamics are highly unequal across regions. People, firms and governments face very different challenges and opportunities depending on where they are. In the master of Economic Geography in Groningen you learn to understand such region-specific socio-economic development paths. Specifically, we focus on the actions of people and firms and how they govern regional economic development: Where do entrepreneurs start their businesses, how do firms grow, where do people live, where do they move to and which jobs do people hold? Can we understand their choices?

With this information on the individual level in hand, you will be able to understand regional level developments and formulate policy avenues to govern such processes on the local, national and international level.

Are you interested in the role of international trade and globalization in regional economic development? Consider the track on Regional Competitiveness and Trade.

In Economic Geography, you study the characteristics of economic activities across places. It helps you understand regional differences in economic structure and performance.

It aims to provide answers as to what can be done to stimulate economic development. 

The economy globalizes in a rapid pace and places become ever more interconnected. At the same time, economic activities increasingly cluster in specific places. As a result, socio-economic dynamics are highly unequal across regions. People, firms and governments face very different challenges and opportunities depending on where they are. In the master of Economic Geography in Groningen you learn to understand such region-specific socio-economic development paths. Specifically, we focus on the actions of people and firms and how they govern regional economic development: Where do entrepreneurs start their businesses, how do firms grow, where do people live, where do they move to and which jobs do people hold? Can we understand their choices?

With this information on the individual level in hand, you will be able to understand regional level developments and formulate policy avenues to govern such processes on the local, national and international level.

Are you interested in the role of international trade and globalization in regional economic development? Consider the track on Regional Competitiveness and Trade.

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Degree
MSc in Economic Geography
Croho code
60657
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Start
February, SeptemberFebruary, September
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Spatial Sciences