Oliver Ibert is a Professor of Economic Geography at the Freie Universität Berlin and head of the Research Department Dynamics of Economic Spaces at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner.
He has received venia legendi for geography from the University of Bonn in 2009. He holds a doctoral degree in social sciences (2002) and a master’s degree in geography, German literature and political sciences (1997) from the University of Oldenburg. His research interests range from the economic geography of knowledge creation to the role of users and consumers in innovation processes to temporary organizations in business and spatial planning contexts. From these perspectives he has undertaken empirical research on processes of valuation in manifold industrial contexts ranging from high-technology, software engineering, legal services, advertising, musical show business and most recently the global fur industry. He has published in journals like Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Environment and Planning A, Geoforum and Research Policy.