Dr. Franz Flögel

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Research Department Spatial Capital

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Franz Flögel graduated as Magister Artium at Potsdam University in 2010. He studied human geography, economics and political science at Potsdam University, Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Nottingham and received a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation. Since 2010 he works as a researcher at the IAT. First at the research unit “Spatial Capital”, at the research department Innovation, Space & Culture, since July 2014 at the new research department “Spatial Capital“. And since 2013 he is an external PhD student at the professorship of Economic Geography at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Professor Hans-Martin Zademach).

Research fields:

  • Geography of finance especially banking
  • Regional development
  • Geography of retailing and consumption

Academic rewards/distinctions:

2006-2010 recipient of a merit scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation


  • Study group geography of retailing (Arbeitskreis geographische Handelsforschung),
  • German Society for Applied Geography (Deutscher Verband für angewandte Geographie),
  • Regional Studies Association


Publications (Selection)

Flögel, Franz
2017: Distance and modern banks’ lending to SMEs: ethnographic insights from a comparison of regional and large banks in Germany. In: Journal of economic geography 17, July 2017, 23 p. Weblink

Flögel, Franz
2015: The new realist ontology: metatheoretical foundation for research of modern finance? In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 59, H. 4, S. 230-242 Weblink

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