Miriam Hug

PhD Student

Economic Geography

+41 31 684 88 77
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Working title: Transformative enterprises in the periphery: An analysis of wood-processing SMEs in the canton of Bern (CH) and Vorarlberg (AT)

Main areas of research:

  • Transformative Companies
  • Degrowth
  • Regional development (in peripheral regions)
Work Experience
09/18 - 08/19 Lorenz Eugster Landscape Architecture and Town Planning GmbH, Zurich
01/17 - 08/18 Assistant for the research project Mega-events as urban interventions: growth and impacts, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne
01/17-07/17 Tutor in Economic Geography, Geographical Institute, University of Zurich
06/15 - 12/15 Trainee in cantonal planning, Office for Communities and Regional Planning AGR, Berne
2018 Master of Science Geography/ Spatial Planning and Landscape Development, University of Zurich / ETHZ
Bachelor of Science Geography / Biology, University of Fribourg
Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020


Hug, M; Mayer, H; Seidl, I (2022). Supporting Information for: Hug, M., Mayer, H., & Seidl, I. (2022). Transformative enterprises: characteristics and a definition. Geography Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12667. (In Press).

Hug, Miriam; Mayer, Heike; Seidl, Irmi (2022). Transformative enterprises: Characteristics and a definition. Geography compass, 16(12) Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/gec3.12667


Müller, Martin; Wolfe, Sven Daniel; Gaffney, Christopher; Gogishvili, David; Hug, Miriam; Leick, Annick (2021). An evaluation of the sustainability of the Olympic Games. Nature sustainability, 4(4), pp. 340-348. Springer 10.1038/s41893-021-00696-5

Müller, Martin; Wolfe, Sven Daniel; Gogishvili, David; Gaffney, Christopher; Hug, Miriam; Leick, Annick (2021). The mega-events database: systematising the evidence on mega-event outcomes. Leisure studies, 41(3), pp. 437-445. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/02614367.2021.1998835


Hug, Miriam Dorothea (2020). Where is the urban at the Geographical Institute in Berne? GeoAgenda, 2020(1), pp. 7-8. Verband Geographie Schweiz (ASG)