Research faculty

Özge Öner


Research interests: Urban and Regional Economics, Retail Geography, the Hospitality and Tourism Sector, Segregation and Social Capital


Some questions that Özge Öner tries to answer in her research:

  • What is the distance sensitivity of demand and market accessibility for various types of retail activities?
  • What is the spatial composition of retail markets and what are the co-location patterns between the various branches of the sector?
  • What are the spatial determinants of retail productivity?
  • What is the relationship between consumption possibilities in space and place attractiveness?
  • What are the spatial determinants of success and failure in the hospitality sector?


Özge Öners research deals with several issues in relation to spatial determinants of consumption, particularly focusing on the location dynamics of retail markets. She has also worked with applied models of human capital, social capital issues, and the geography of the hospitality sector.


New research

Innovation in the Hospitality Industry – Firm or Location? Mikaela Backman, Johan Klaesson and Özge Öner


Articles in refereed academic journals:

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 Science, 52(2), 385-408.

Öner, Ö., & P. Larsson, J. (2014). Which retail services are co-located?.International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 42(4), 281-297.

Klaesson, J & Öner, Ö. (2014). Market Reach for Retail Services. The Review of Regional Studies, 44(2), 153-176.

Holgersson, H. E. T., Nordström, L., & Öner, Ö. (2014). Dummy variables vs. category-wise models. Journal of Applied Statistics, 41(2), 233-241.

Baycan, T., & Öner, Ö. (2013). Accessibility to Knowledge and New Firm Formation in Sweden. Studies in Regional Science, 43(1), 89-104.

Mellander, C., Pettersson, L., & Öner, Ö. (2011). Culture city. Journal of Town and City Management, 2(3), 246-262.

PhD Thesis:

Öner, Ö. (2014). Retail Location. JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470,  097.


Wennström, J. & Öner, Ö. (2015). Den geografiska spridningen av kommunplacerade flyktingar i Sverige. Ekonomisk Debatt, Invandringens utmaningar och möjligheter – årets temanummer, 4/2015.

Öner, Ö. (2015). Retail City: The Relationship between Place Attractiveness and Accessibility to Shops. IFN Working Paper Series, Working paper No.1055

Öner. Ö. &  Klaesson, J. (2014). The Economic Geography of Leisure and Hospitality Destinations. Besöksnäringens forskning och utveclingsfonden, Working paper No. 1

Öner, Ö. (2014). Retail Productivity: Investigating the Influence of Market Size and Regional Hierarchy. IFN Working Paper Series. Working paper No.1047

Adler, P & Öner, Ö. (2013). Occupational Class and the Marriage Premium: Exploring Treatment Mechanisms. UCLA: The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. (

Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol and Özge Öner (2012), Optimum City Size and the Networks of Individuals, European Regional Science Association. 

Klaesson, J., Mellander, C. & Öner, Ö. (2012). In Search of Services in the market place – A Probability of presence approach for retail services in the market place, Innovative Marketing, Volume 8, Issue 3. P-47-60.

Öner, Ö. (2010). Experience in Shopping Centers: An Accessibility Analysis of Swedish Shopping Centers. Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Master Thesis in Economics.



Özge Öner


Ph: +46 8 665 4519


Özge obtained her MSc in Economics with a focus on 'Creative Industries and Experience Economy' in 2010 at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), and subsequently received her PhD in Economics in 2014 at JIBS, where she is a research fellow at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics.

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