Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
School:Economics, Finance and Law
As one of the co-founders of ARU’s Behavioural Insights Laboratory (BIL), Franziska's main research interests focus on micro-economic decision-making processes under uncertainty. As an economic geographer, she is particularly interested in how the behaviours of economic actors are influenced by regional characteristics, and how they shape regional economic development.
Franziska joined ARU in September 2022. From 2018-2022 she was employed as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Greenwich. In 2018, she was appointed as an Honorary Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
From 2014-2017, she was employed as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Cologne, where she obtained her PhD in Human Geography in 2017. From 2012 to 2014, Franziska worked as a policy consultant at the University of Hanover, where she obtained her M.Sc. in Geography in 2012.
Cabras, I., Shakina, E., Waehning, N., Sohns, F. and Bosworth, G. (2023) 'Brewing at the time of COVID: The impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the sector and local economies', Regional Studies Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2023.2170343
Waehning, N., Bosworth, G., Cabras, I., Shakina, E. and Sohns, F. (2023) 'Resilient SMEs and Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the UK Craft Brewing Sector', International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-06-2021-0496
Sohns, F. and Wójcik, D. (2023) 'Do they do as they say?: Analysing the Impact of Brexit on Relocation Intentions in the UK’s FinTech Industry', ZFW – Advances in Economic Geography. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw-2021-0049
Sohns, F. (2023). The Impact of FinTech on Financial Inclusion and Citizen Equality in East Anglia. RSA Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Sohns, F. (2023). Resilient SMEs and Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the UK Craft Brewing Sector. LBA Annual Meeting, London, UK.
Sohns, F. (2022). The 3Cs: Corruption, Culture, and COVID-19. 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Dublin, Ireland.