Economic Geography Research Group

Fostering research in Economic Geography

Annual Symposia

2006 University of Cambridge

Thursday 20 - Friday 21 April 2006

Annual Symposium

Postgraduate Symposium

This one-day symposium provides an opportunity for postgraduates to share reflections on recent, present, and future research as well as learn from one another's diverse experiences in an informal environment. We encourage participation from students at all stages of their research.

The principal theme of the postgraduate symposium this year is 'economic inequality', a precursor to the main EGRG conference, and an opportunity to contribute to this debate. The symposium will be organised into three sessions. Papers are firstly invited on any interpretation of economic inequality, especially those papers that challenge current conceptions or are working at the frontiers of this area. The secondary theme for the symposium stresses methodological approaches in geographical research. Papers detailing innovative research practices in economic geography are particularly encouraged. Finally, an open session entitled Research Frontiers in Economic Geography has been arranged for those wishing to participate without work specifically addressing the two themes above, but which still addresses some aspect of economic geography.