Economic Geography

economic geography

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From everyday experiences of the workplace to global patterns of poverty and uneven development, the field of Economic Geography studies economic processes in the real world. At York, research on labour unions seeks to understand how they organize workers in our communities; studies of labour markets ask how immigrants are integrated into cities like Toronto and how they maintain economic connections with their places of origin; work on commodity chains and agrarian production in Asia, Africa and other regions asks whether ethical and sustainable consumption is possible and how structures of trade and production perpetuate global inequality. What draws all of these research topics together is a concern with uneven power relations and inequitable access to economic well-being.

Faculty conducting research in the area of Economic Geography