Economic geography

Economic geography adds space to micro and macroeconomics. It studies scales from the household (consumption) and firm (production), through to the region and nation, and the world at large.

Included is analysis of:

  • demand and supply functions
  • market structure
  • conduct and performance
  • the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors
  • trade
  • government policy.

Needed also is an understanding of form, as in housing, farms, factories, retail and urban centres and transport infrastructure. As technology advances, the balance of the production mix involving land, labour, capital and management is attracting increasing scrutiny, as are the spatial welfare issues of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. 


  • Dr David Wadley

    Honorary Senior Lecturer
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr Thomas Sigler

    Snr Lecturer in Human Geography
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences