Members

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).

Head
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Rikard Eriksson

Professor – Umeå University

Professor of Economic Geography at Umeå University with special interest in employment, structural change and regional development.

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TEAM
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Emelie Hane-Weijman

Research fellow, assistant professor

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).

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Zoltán Elekes

Research fellow
PhD in economics, interested in combining evolutionary economic geography and network science: structural change, regional economic resilience, collaborative knowledge production and more.
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Diana Morales

Researcher
PhD

Postdoctoral researcher. I am interested in economic and development geographies, with focus on environmental sustainability and diverse economies.

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Evans Korang Adjei

Researcher
PhD

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.

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Sania Dzalbe

Doctoral student

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.

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Marcin Rataj

Researcher
PhD

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.

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Sarper Neyse

Doctoral student

PhD-student at the Geography department at Umeå University. Research Interests are economic geography, regional & urban economics and economic history

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External & Visiting
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Gergő Tóth

Research fellow

Gergő Tóth completed his bachelor’s degree at Eötvös Loránd University’s ELTEcon program, then received his MA degree from Central European University.

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Past
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Therese Danley

PhD

Got her PhD in 2021 at the department of Geography, with a specialization in economic geography.

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