Dr. Burcu Özgün


International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER)
University of Kassel
Moenchebergstr. 17
34109 Kassel, Germany

Burcu Özgün is a research and teaching fellow in the Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EPIE) group, since June 2021. Burcu completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics at Middle East Technical University (METU), and her Ph.D. at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, at Utrecht University (NL).

Her research interests are economic geography, urban and regional studies, and text mining. Her current research focuses on the regional dimension of news media. She investigates how the frequency, sentiment and topics of the news in a region affects and is affected from the regional socio-economic characteristics. 



Özgün, Burcu; Broekel, Tom (2022): Assessing press releases as a data source for spatial research. In: Region 9(2), S. 25–44. DOI: 10.18335/region.v9i2.379 (PDF). Open Access.

Özgün, Burcu; Broekel, Tom (2022): Saved by the news? COVID-19 in German news and its relationship with regional mobility behaviour. In: Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2145012. Open Acess.

Özgün, Burcu; Broekel, Tom (2021): The geography of innovation and technology news - An empirical study of the German news media: In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120692. Open Access.

von Bloh, Johannes; Broekel, Tom; Özgun, Burcur; Sternberg, Rolf (2020): New(s) data for entrepreneurship research? An innovative approach to use Big Data on media coverage. In: Small Bus Econ55, 673–694. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00209-. Open Access.