Özge Öner

Assistant Professor Economics
Economics , Jönköping International Business School
Assistant Professor Economics
CEnSE - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics , Jönköping International Business School
PhD in Economics


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Özge has defended her PhD in Economics in 2014 with a focus on Retail Geography, and she also holds a MSc in Economics with a focus on Creative Industries. Özge has been involved in several projects related to the geography of Swedish Retail and Hospitality sectors.
Her current research covers a wide range of topics within Urban and Regional Economics: non-market interactions, ethnic enclaves and segregation, social capital, applied models of human capital, location of entrepreneurship, labor mobility, urban amenities, as well as retail and hospitality geography.
She is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Institutet för Näringslivsforsknin in Stockholm (Research Institute of Industrial Economics), and as an Assitant Professor at Jönköping International Business School.


Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2021). Ethnic enclaves and segregation—self-employment and employment patterns among forced migrants Small Business Economics, 56(3), 985-1006.
Daunfeldt, S., Mihaescu, O., Öner, Ö., Rudholm, N. (2020). Retail and Place Attractiveness: The Effects of Big-Box Entry on Property Values Geographical Analysis.
Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö., Pennerstorfer, D. (2020). Getting the first job: Size and quality of ethnic enclaves and refugee labor market entry Journal of regional science.
Abreu, M., Öner, Ö., Brouwer, A., van Leeuwen, E. (2019). Well-being effects of self-employment: A spatial inquiry Journal of Business Venturing, 34(4), 589-607.
Öner, Ö. (2018). Retail Productivity: The effects of market size and regional hierarchy Papers in regional science (Print), 97(3), 711-736.
Klaesson, J., Lopez, E., Öner, Ö. (2018). Who works longer - and why?: Regional and individual characteristics in the timing of retirement Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 109(3), 350-370.
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location? Tourism Economics, 23(8), 1591-1614.
Öner, Ö. (2017). Retail City: The Relationship between Place Attractiveness and Accessibility to Shops Spatial Economic Analysis, 12(1), 72-91.
Öner, Ö., Klaesson, J. (2017). Location of leisure: the New Economic Geography of leisure services Leisure Studies, 36(2), 203-219.
Holgersson, T., Nordström, L., Öner, Ö. (2016). On regression modelling with dummy variables versus separate regressions per group: comment on Holgersson et al. Journal of Applied Statistics, 43(8), 1564-1565.
Holgersson, T., Nordström, L., Öner, Ö. (2014). Dummy variables vs. category-wise models Journal of Applied Statistics, 41(2), 233-241.
Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2014). Market reach for retail services The Review of Regional Studies, 44(2), 153-176.
Larsson, J., 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., Larsson, J. (2014). Which retail services are co-located? International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 42(4), 281-297.
Öner, Ö. (2013). Accessibility to knowledge and new firm formation in Sweden Studies in Regional Science, 43(1), 89-104.
Klaesson, J., Mellander, C., Öner, Ö. (2012). In search of services in the market place: A probability of presence approach for retail services in Sweden Innovative Marketing, 8(3), 47-60.
Mellander, C., Pettersson, L., Öner, Ö. (2011). Culture City Journal of Town and City Management, 2(3), 246-262.

Book chapter

Öner, Ö., Larsson, J. (2021). Microgeography of Restaurants: Sub-City Analysis of Restaurant Location and Colocation Using Swedish Geo-Coded Data. In: Ferrante M., Fritz O., Öner Ö. (Ed.), Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality (pp. 41 -64).


Conference paper

Öner, Ö., Klaesson, J. (2016). Does ethnic enclaves foster immigrant entrepreneurship? The Swedish experience. The 19th Uddevalla Symposium on "Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship" June 30th to July 2nd, 2016, London, UK.

Doctoral thesis

Öner, Ö. (2014). Retail Location (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School).

Other publications


Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovationer inom besöksnäringen.