Research Programme

The research programme of the department of Spatial Economics addresses four interrelated themes: urban and regional dynamics, land use, transport, and environmental and resource economics. Some keywords to sketch the topics within these themes are:

  • Urban and regional dynamics: agglomeration economies, housing markets, regional labour markets, migration
  • Land use: land rents, spatial externalities, flood risk, spatial planning
  • Transport: congestion, network reliability, accident risks, sustainable transport, transport policy
  • Environmental and resource economics: biodiversity, agri-environmental schemes, renewable resources, green paradox, climate change adaptation