Özge Öner is an Associate Professor in Spatial Economics and Real Estate at the Department of Land Economy and a Fellow in Economics and Land Economy at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge.

Öner earned her PhD in Economics with a focus on Urban and Regional Economics in Jönköping, Sweden, in 2014. She completed part of her PhD studies at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL), University of Illinois. Before Cambridge, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Jönköping International Business School and as a Researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm.

With strong ties to Sweden, she remains affiliated to Handelns Forskninginstitut (Institute of Retail Economics) in Stockholm and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE) in Jönköping as a Research Fellow.

Özge’s research deals with migration, labour mobility, micro-geography of segregation and ethnic enclaves, retail and service geography, urban amenities, the geography of entrepreneurship, and political geography.

She is a former recipient of the Handelsbanken Wallander postdoctoral scholarship in Sweden (2015), the Young Investigator Award in Italy (2018), as well as the Young Researcher Award in Sweden (2019) awarded by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.

In addition to her engagement in academia, Özge writes monthly columns at the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (eng. The Swedish Daily News).

Publications, Links and Resources

Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö., & Pennerstorfer, D. (2021). Getting the first job: Size and quality of ethnic enclaves and refugee labor market entry. Journal of Regional Science61(1), 112-139.

Ferrante, M., Fritz, O., & Öner, Ö. (2021) Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality. Springer International Publishing AG.

Andersson, M., Larsson, J. P., & Öner, Ö. (2020). Ethnic enclaves and self-employment among Middle Eastern immigrants in Sweden: ethnic capital or enclave size?. Regional Studies, 1-15.

Abreu, M., & Öner, Ö. (2020). Disentangling the Brexit vote: The role of economic, social and cultural contexts in explaining the UK’s EU referendum vote. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space52(7), 1434-1456.

Klaesson, J., & Öner, Ö. (2020). Ethnic enclaves and segregation—self-employment and employment patterns among forced migrants. Small Business Economics, 1-22.

Henrekson, M., Öner, Ö., & Sanandaji, T. (2020). The Refugee Crisis and the Reinvigoration of the Nation-State: Does the European Union Have a Common Asylum Policy?. In The European Union and the Return of the Nation State (pp. 83-110). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Daunfeldt, S. O., Mihaescu, O., Öner, Ö., & Rudholm, N. (2020). Retail and Place Attractiveness: The Effects of Big‐Box Entry on Property Values. Geographical Analysis.

Abreu, M., Öner, Ö., Brouwer, A., & van Leeuwen, E. (2018). Well-being effects of self-employment: A spatial inquiry. Journal of Business Venturing.

Öner, Ö. (2017). Retail city: the relationship between place attractiveness and accessibility to shops. Spatial Economic Analysis12(1), 72-91.

Klaesson, J., Lopez, E., & Öner, Ö. (2017). Who works longer –and why? Regional and individual Characteristics in the timing of retirement. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie.

Öner, Ö. (2016). Retail productivity: The effects of market size and regional hierarchy. Papers in Regional Science (doi/abs/10.1111/pirs.12268)

Öner, Ö., & Klaesson, J. (2017). Location of leisure: The new economic geography of leisure services. Leisure Studies36(2), 203-219.

Backman, M., Klaesson, J., & Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location?. Tourism Economics23(8), 1591-1614.

Klaesson, J., & Öner, Ö. (2014). Market reach for retail services. The Review of Regional Studies44(2), 153.

Larsson, J. P., & Öner, Ö. (2014). Location and co-location in retail: a probabilistic approach using geo-coded data for metropolitan retail markets. The Annals of Regional Science52(2), 385-408.