Seitlicher Blick auf das gesamte D4 Gebäude.


The focus of our research activities is not exclusively in the field of economic geography, but transdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries to economics, business economics and applied informatics, so as to bring education within the WU in line with the international topics, theories and methods in economic geography and GIScience.

The following principles determine our approach to research

  • Research should meet the highest academic standards of rigour and independence, and be publishable in leading peer-reviewed journal, conferences and academic seminar.

  • Theoretical and methodological work should be empirically relevant, and empirical work should be framed by theory.

  • The use of spatial data and the application of spatial econometric methodologies and other spatial analysis tools is crucial for the work.

Research is grouped into three broad areas:

Uneven Development

Socio-economic inequality

Global networks / GIScience