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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


Congratulations Maren Kaliske

We congratulate Dr. Maren Kaliske on her successful disputation on January 16 and on the completion of her PhD, which was awarded summa cum laude.

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Two dissertation awards at the chairs of URI and Finance

Dr. Miguel Krause and Dr. Vanessa Hellwig receive the dissertation award from the faculties of Business & Economics and Spatial Planning.

Portrait Vanessa Hellwig

URI Team @ FJURI Workshop 2023

For the second time a research workshop was held with the chair of finance in November.

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Success in acquiring third-party funding for new teaching formats

The Innovation in Higher Education Foundation supports the implementation of new, innovative teaching formats. The project idea of the team from the…


DGF Conference 2023

Felix Dornseifer presents at the annual conference of the German Finance Association.


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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Spatial Planning: Introduction to Economics (Micro/Macro)

The lecture "Introduction to Economics" for Spatial Planning will take place exclusively online in winter semester 23/24. The corresponding Moodle…

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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 October 20 and November 03 2023.

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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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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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