2014 IGU Commission Conferences:

19-20 June

About Us


The Commission’s Mission is:

To extend international research and scholarship in economic geography through

  • the development and dissemination of critical theoretical, conceptual and methodological frameworks
  • the conduct of rigorous empirical and policy analyses
  • and the building of research capacity in economic geography in different national and institutional contexts

To promote international collaboration in research activity and the dissemination of research findings.

To facilitate knowledge transfer about economic geography and associated policy-related issues between countries and institutions.

Steering Committee

Chair: Neil Reid, Department of Geography and Planning, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606 USA Email:

Vice Chair: Christine Tamásy, University of Vechta, Institute for Spatial Analysis and Planning in Areas of Intensive Agriculture, GERMANY. Email:

Niels Beerpoort, University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ Amsterdam Room: G2.16, NETHERLANDS. Email:

Dr Eva Kiss, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budaörsi út 45, H-1112. Budapest XI, HUNGARY. Faculty of Economics, West-Hungarian University, 9400 Sopron, Erzsébet u 9. HUNGARY. Email: kisse@helka.iif.hu

Hege Knutsen, University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus0851 Oslo, NORWAY. Email:

Rene Matlovic, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Presov, 17 Novemra Street, No. 15, 080 01 Presov, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, Email:

Charles Mather, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9, CANADA. Email:

Piotr Pachura, Czestochowa University of Technolgy, European Faculty of Engineering, 42-201 Czestochowa, ul. Dabrowskiego 69, POLAND. Email:

Bill Pritchard, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Madsen Building, Rm 450, NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA. Email:

Michael Roche, Massey University, School of People, Environment and Planning, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442, NEW ZEALAND. Email:

Michael Taylor, University of Birmingham, Department of Geography Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UNITED KINGDOM. Email:

Nuri Yavan, University of Ankara, Department of Geography, Ankara University, Faculty of History and Geography, Ankara 06100 TURKEY. Email: nuri.yavan@ankara.edu.tr

Jici Wang, Peking University, Department of Urban and Economic Geography, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Beijing,100871, CHINA. Email:

Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, 1 Arts Link, 117570, SINGAPORE. Email: