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
Leave of absence

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.


Baycan, T., Öner, Ö. (2023). The dark side of social capital: a contextual perspective The annals of regional science, 70, 779-798. More information
Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2021). Ethnic enclaves and segregation—self-employment and employment patterns among forced migrants Small Business Economics, 56(3), 985-1006. More information
Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö., Pennerstorfer, D. (2021). Getting the first job: Size and quality of ethnic enclaves and refugee labor market entry Journal of regional science, 61(1), 112-139. More information
Daunfeldt, S., Mihaescu, O., Öner, Ö., Rudholm, N. (2021). Retail and Place Attractiveness: The Effects of Big-Box Entry on Property Values Geographical Analysis, 53(3), 467-498. More information
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. More information
Öner, Ö. (2018). Retail Productivity: The effects of market size and regional hierarchy Papers in regional science (Print), 97(3), 711-736. More information
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. More information
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location? Tourism Economics, 23(8), 1591-1614. More information
Öner, Ö. (2017). Retail City: The Relationship between Place Attractiveness and Accessibility to Shops Spatial Economic Analysis, 12(1), 72-91. More information
Öner, Ö., Klaesson, J. (2017). Location of leisure: the New Economic Geography of leisure services Leisure Studies, 36(2), 203-219. More information
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. More information
Holgersson, T., Nordström, L., Öner, Ö. (2014). Dummy variables vs. category-wise models Journal of Applied Statistics, 41(2), 233-241. More information
Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2014). Market reach for retail services The Review of Regional Studies, 44(2), 153-176. More information
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. More information
Öner, Ö., Larsson, J. (2014). Which retail services are co-located? International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 42(4), 281-297. More information
Öner, Ö. (2013). Accessibility to knowledge and new firm formation in Sweden Studies in Regional Science, 43(1), 89-104. More information
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. More information
Mellander, C., Pettersson, L., Öner, Ö. (2011). Culture City Journal of Town and City Management, 2(3), 246-262. More information

Doctoral thesis

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

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). More information

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. More information

Other publications

Öner, Ö. (2013). RETURNS TO LOCATION IN RETAIL: Investigating the relevance of market size and regional hierarchy. More information
Öner, Ö. (2013). Location and Co-location in Retail: A Probabilistic Approach Using Geo-coded Data for Swedish Metropolitan Retail Markets. More information
Öner, Ö. (2013). RETAIL CITY: Does accessibility to shops explain place attractiveness?. More information


(2021). Regional science perspectives on tourism and hospitality. Cham: Springer More information


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