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Department of Business and Economics
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Welcome to the professorship

Urban, Regional and International Economics

We form the interface between the faculties of economics and spatial planning. Our teaching as well as our research covers economic topics at the local, regional and international level.

Our team conducts research in the areas of regional disparities, regional development, spatial distribution of economic activity, agglomeration economies, migration, peer effects, learning and knowledge diffusion, creative and cultural production (e.g., art auctions/markets, literature, science, economics), international trade in goods and services, and digitization.

If you are interested in writing a thesis at our professorship, you can find more information about our ongoing research and process in the areas of research and teaching on this website.

Latest news


ETSG Conference 2023

Maren Kaliske and Felix Dornseifer present their work at the Annual ETSG Conference 2023

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First Publication of Maren Kaliske

Congratulations to Maren for the publication of her PhD paper Intra-EU trade-embodied carbon emissions: Is there voting for dirty comparative…

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Welcome: Gerrit Köchling

The URI Chair is happy to announce that Gerrit Köchling from now on supports the URI professorship.

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KoMet Dissertation Award goes to Vanessa Hellwig

We congratulate Vanessa Hellwig on the award of the "KoMet Förderpreis" for her dissertation. Her dissertation "Tranformation, Digitisation and the…

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Congratulations Yvonne Muchitsch (PhD)

We would like to congratulate Yvonne Muchtisch on the successful completion and publication of her dissertation "Impact of Art Exhibitions, Museum…

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Exam Review winter term 22/23

The exam reviews of the winter tern courses will take place on 24 March.

In the Moodle room for the respective lecture you will find further…

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New Publication of Vanessa Hellwig

Congratulations to Vanessafor publishing her paper "Shoulders and shadows of giants: intra-regional distribution of the digital industry in Germany"…

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The URI Academic Writing Workshop will take place this semester on 14.4 and 28.4.

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PhD positions available

The RTG "Regional Disparities and Economic Policy" is again looking for four PhD students starting in October 2023.

Application deadline is…

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Guest lecture on Planning procedures and residential neighborhood development - 07.12.2022 9-12am

On the 7th of December we organize a guest lecture with a business partner from the real estate industry on the topic "Planning procedures and…

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Thesis on the subject of financial services and lending

On the topic of financial services and lending, we have one and possibly several theses available.

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Annual RTG 2484 Retreat

On October 17 and 18, the annual RTG Retreat of the Research Training Group "RTG 2484 - Regional Disparities & Economic Policy" took place in…

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URI Team @ FJURI Workshop

Together with the Chair of Finance and the ZB Business Law, a research workshop was held for the first time this October at the University of Catania.…

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Congratulations Vanessa Hellwig

On Oct. 11, Vanessa Hellwig became the first in the history of the URI professorship to pass her doctorate, which was awarded summa cum laude with…

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New Publication of Vanessa Hellwig

Congratulations to Vanessa Hellwig for her first publication. We are happy to announce that Vanesssa published her paper "Digital gravity? Firm birth…

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Start of Teaching!

All lectures, tutorials and seminars of the professorship URI will start in the second week of the witer term's lecture period (17.10-21.10).

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