Jakob Hoffmann, M.Sc.
Jakob has been part of the Economic Geography Group since October 2017. He graduated from Heidelberg University with a major in economic geography and minors in economics and law. During his studies he developed an interest in networks of social relations and their analysis, which he applies in his theoretical and methodological approach towards research in the social sciences. While pursuing his studies at Heidelberg University, he worked at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in a project on
Cooperation in the Economy as a student researcher.
In his research, Jakob is interested in intra- and interorganizational knowledge transfers, which he primarily analyses with methods of social network analysis. Currently, he is working on relational models of organizational roles which shape the circulation of knowledge in organizations.
Jakob teaches courses and conducts excursions in the fields of economic and human geography at the institute of geography.