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Regionalwissenschaften

The rese­arch unit on Regional Science deals with the inter­de­pen­dence between the economy and space, typi­cally at the sub-­na­tional level. This involves issues of loca­tion, regional and urban deve­lop­ment, migra­tion, trans­port, trade, and real estate. In an economy based on specia­liza­tion and divi­sion of labor it is essen­tial to under­stand the inter­de­pen­dence of produc­tion processes and their need to over­come distance. The spatial distri­bu­tion of economic activi­ties attracts popu­la­tion, stimu­lates local demand, gene­rates oppor­tu­nities for new invest­ments, drives local housing markets, etc. At the same time, this concen­tra­tion of activi­ties also leads to conges­tion, price increases, envi­ron­mental damage and other nega­tive conse­quences. The deve­lop­ment and evalua­tion of poli­cies that tackle these nega­tive exter­na­li­ties are a main rese­arch inte­rest. In this context distri­bu­tional aspects are highly rele­vant, i.e. ques­tions of who bene­fits and who suffers from regional/urban deve­lop­ment, from land use poli­cies, or from invest­ments in infra­struc­ture and buil­dings.

The rese­arch unit on Regional Science works in close coope­ra­tion with inter­na­tional part­ners. We are strongly involved in the Regional Science Asso­cia­tion Inter­na­tional, in the Euro­pean Regional Science Asso­cia­tion, the Euro­pean Real Estate Society, the Inter­na­tional Trans­port Econo­mics Asso­cia­tion and in other scho­larly asso­cia­tions. We provide services to these asso­cia­tions and coope­rated and coope­rate in numerous inter­na­tional rese­arch projects. We also colla­bo­rate with part­ners in Europe and in the USA in NEURUS where we exch­ange students for doing regional science rese­arch abroad.

Unser Forschungs­team für Regio­nal­wis­sen­schaften

ao.Univ.Prof. Doz. Dr. Gunther Maier
ao.Univ.Prof. Doz. Dr. Gunther Maier

Head of the Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics

Stefanie Peer, PhD
Stefanie Peer, PhD

Assistant Professor