Özge Öner obtained a MSc in Economics with a focus on 'Creative Industries and Experience Economy' in 2010 at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden. Subsequently, she received her PhD in Economics with a focus on Urban and Regional Economics in 2014 at JIBS. During her PhD, she took part in numerous academic meetings, and she spent six months as a visiting scholar at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Özge’s PhD thesis dealt with the location of retail sector from an urban and regional economics perspective, which combines several aspects of economic theory with the traditional location theories to understand the spatial dynamics of retail services. She has also been involved in several research projects that address the geography of hospitality and tourism sectors, social capital, creative and cultural industries, and applied models of human capital. Her recent research interest is the geographical sorting and mobility of immigrants and refugees, with a particular focus on the relevance of ethnic enclaves and social interaction for labour market outcomes.
Özge is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm, and as an assistant professor at the Jönköping International Business School. She has been teaching various courses, such as International Trade Theory, Intermediate Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics, Economics of Transportation, and Advanced Geographical Economics.