Johannes Glückler leads the Economic Geography Group. He is Professor of Economic and Social Geography and Fellow of the Marsilius Center of Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University. After his studies at the universities of Würzburg, Salamanca and the London School of Economics, he received his doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in 2004. Prior to his current position he was a professor of economic geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Bavaria.

He is a founding board member of the German Society for Network Research (DGNet), and co-founder of the Master of Governance of Risks and Resources at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. Johannes Glückler is the new editor of the Springer book series Knowledge & Space, and co-editor of the series Human Geography (Springer) and Economic Geography (LIT). He also serves on several editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Geography, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie and Raumforschung und Raumordnung.

He focuses on four lines of research geography, organization studies, network theory and the service industries.