Better understanding the ability of regions to sustain work and welfare
Regional economies are in constant change. New economic activities emerge, while others disappear, creating opportunities for work in some jobs, and restricting it in others. These processes prove to be challenging for many regions and workers due to the spatial mismatch of growth and decline that in recent years has exacerbated regional differences in economic opportunities. The focus of the REC group is on better understanding the ability of regions to sustain work and welfare.
Successful, Sustainable and Resilient Regions
Firm Formation and the Agents of Structural Change
Workers Navigating in Changing Local Economies
Explore the Swedish Occupational Space
The network shows all Swedish occupations (SSYK3) and how they are related to each other (skill-relatedness). Click on the map to see more details, compare regional specializations in different functional labour markets and see statistics about an occupation in a specific region.
The REC group at Umeå University is made up of both junior and senior researchers mainly within the field of economic geography, regional science and network science. Hence, many in the group is affiliated to the inter-disciplinary Centre for Regional Science at Umeå University (CERUM).
PhD-student at the Geography department at Umeå University. Research Interests are economic geography, regional & urban economics and economic history
My research interests are focused on the role of entrepreneurship as an instrument to improve the circumstances of less advantaged regional economies as well as individuals with skills that are less valued on the labour market.
Gergő Tóth completed his bachelor’s degree at Eötvös Loránd University’s ELTEcon program, then received his MA degree from Central European University.
I am a PhD student in Economic Geography at Umeå University. In my PhD journey, I zoom in on regional economic resilience by investigating human agency to adapt to incremental and sudden economic changes.
Got her PhD in 2021 at the department of Geography, with a specialization in economic geography.
Researching labor market changes, women and men’s mobility after redundancies, regional resilience, industrial structures and skill matching. Hold an assistant professorship in geography and is affiliated with the Center for Regional Science (CERUM).
Professor of Economic Geography at Umeå University with special interest in employment, structural change and regional development.
PhD in Human Geography with research interest in geographies of family co-occurrence and firm performance, familial entrepreneurship, immigration and labour market outcomes and regional development.
Postdoctoral researcher. I am interested in economic and development geographies, with focus on environmental sustainability and diverse economies.
I am a PhD student in Economic Geography at Umeå University. My research interests concern globalization and inequality reproduction in regional level, network theory and post-socialism.
I am a PhD student in Economic Geography, interested in combining the notions of structural change, the evolution of skill networks and geography.