Research Profile

The chair of International Economics conducts research related to International Trade, Regional Integration, New Economic Geography, and Urban Economics.

Along these scientific fields our research is organized by topic. We have recently worked on:

• International Trade Patterns: border effects; effects of currency unions; effects of terrorism; effects of state visits; trade duration; illicit trade

• Regional Integration: regional trade agreements

• Institutional Arrangements: G7/G8

• Currency Unions: effects on trade and prices; exits from and entry into currency unions

• Exchange Rate Regimes: transitions into/from currency unions

• Central Banks: central bank boards

• Empirical New Economic Geography: path dependency; Zipf's law for cities

• Urban Economics: effects of public transport infrastructure on shaping cities, empirical evaluations of the monocentric model, agglomeration economies in growing urban areas