Articles by Jonathan Borggren

Jonathan Borggren

Jonathan Borggren is a senior lecturer and researcher in human and economic geography at the department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University. Borggren's research revolves around the changing circumstances of the spatial economy following the gradual exit of the Keynesian economy in Sweden post-1990. Topics of interest include: labor mobility and high-impact firms (HIF), forest ownership and firm performance, the spatial diffusion of ‘talents’ and ‘creatives’ in the urban economy, seasonal buzz, biopolitics and waterfront redevelopment.


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