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Urbane, Regionale & Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen

Prof. Christiane Hellmanzik


Der URI-Lehrstuhl bietet Vorlesungen, Seminare und Projekte in den Fakultäten Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Raumplanung an. Diese Kurse umfassen ökonomische Themen auf lokaler, regionaler und internationaler Ebene, wie z.B.:

  • Grundlagen der Mikro- und Makroökonomie
  • Humankapitalentwicklung in Wissensökonomien
  • Raumwahltheorie und Regionalentwicklung
  • Migration
  • Digitalisierung
  • Globalisierung

Wir bieten auch mehrere Kurse für das M.Sc. SPRING-Programm an, darunter Academic Writing und Economic Instruments for Regional Development Planning.

Forschungsthemen und Abschlussarbeiten

Das Lehrstuhlteam forscht in den Bereichen regionale Disparitäten, regionale Entwicklung, räumliche Verteilung der Wirtschaftstätigkeit, Agglomerationsökonomien, Migration, Peer-Effekte, Lernen und Wissensdiffusion, kreative und kulturelle Produktion (z.B. Kunstauktionen/Märkte, Literatur, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft), internationaler Handel mit Waren und Dienstleistungen sowie Digitalisierung.

Wenn Sie an einer Abschlussarbeit an unserem Lehrstuhl interessiert sind, finden Sie weitere Informationen über unsere laufende Forschung und den Prozess in den Bereichen Forschung und Lehre auf dieser Website.

Aktuelle Meldungen:

Klausur - Modul Ökonomie - 20.10.2020


15.10.2020 – Dear students,

The exam for the Spatial Planning Modul Ökonomie will take place on 20 October 2020. The time and location are below.

Prfg.-Termin: 20.10.2020
Hörsaalgebäude I HS 6
Di, 20.10.2020
09:00 - 11:00 Uhr


New Publication: Chapter in CEPR eBook "Publishing and Measuring Success in Economics"


02.10.2020 – We are pleased to announce that URI team member Lukas Kuld co-authored a paper that has been selected for inclusion in a new Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) eBook on “Publishing and Measuring Success in Economics.”

As recently as 1996, single-authored papers accounted for 50% of all articles published in economics journals. This number had dropped to just over 25% by 2014. John O’Hagan (Trinity College Dublin) and Lukas Kuld seek explanations for this upward trend in Chapter 12 “Multi-authored journal articles in economics: Why the spiralling upward trend?”


WiSe 2020/2021 Teaching at the URI Chair


17.09.2020 – TU Dortmund has announced that only a limited number of WiSe 2020/21 courses will be able to take place on campus due to the COVID-19 social distancing regulations. We are currently working with the Economics Department and other TU Dortmund staff to determine which URI courses and seminars will take place in person and which will be held digitally.

Please find your course / seminar page on the Lehre section of the URI Chair website for more information. The date, time, and location of the courses and seminars will be posted on the respective URI page, as well as on LSF.

Once the term begins, all announcements regarding the teaching will be made via the Moodle rooms. Links to the Moodle rooms will be available on the URI course page.

Please note that we may have to switch from in-person teaching to digital teaching if government advice on social distancing changes. We ask that students please be patient with us during the WiSe term. We will do our best to make WiSe 2021/21 an enjoyable and successful term for everyone.

Thanks for your understanding! :)

The URI Teaching Team


New Publication: Empirical Economics


22.04.2020 – We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christiane Hellmanzik and Dr. Lukas Kuld have a new publication "No place like home: Geography and culture in the dissemination of economic research articles" in the journal Empirical Economics.


SoSe 2020 Digital Teaching at the URI Chair


10.04.2020 – The courses, seminars, and workshops offered during the SoSe 2020 term were originally scheduled to take place on campus on. However, all teaching for the SoSe 2020 term will be digital teaching due to the social distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We have spots open in most courses and seminars offered at the URI Chair during the SoSe 2020 term. The only exception to this is the Digitalisation seminar. This seminar is full, so we are not able to accept new registrations at this time.

If you would like to enrol in a course, you can register by self-enrolling in the Moodle room. If you would like to enrol in a seminar, please follow the standard registration and enrolment procedure. Economics students should email the lecturer to request a registration form. Once your enrolment into a seminar has been approved, you may self-enrol in the Moodle room. Please note that your registration in the seminar is binding. Spatial planning students should also email the lecturer to enrol in seminars, as registration via LSF is now closed.

The course materials will available in the Moodle room from the first day of lectures. In most cases, the start date will be during the week of 20 April 2020. Please see the course / seminar page on the URI Chair website for more information and links to the Moodle rooms. All announcements regarding the digital learning process will be made via the Moodle room.

We ask that students please be patient with us as we transition to digital learning. This is new to us, just as it is new to you. We may have to adapt our strategies as the term progresses to suit the needs of our students. We will do our best to make SoSe 2020 an enjoyable and successful term for everyone.

Thanks for your understanding! :)

The URI Teaching Team


Seminar places still available at URI Chair


02.04.2020 – There are still open places in the seminars offered at the URI Chair for the SoSe 2020 term. You can browse the seminars offered in SoSe 2020 on the "Lehre" section of our website. Information on open places and the registration process is available on the individual seminar webpages.


Coronavirus Update


18.03.2020 – Due to the measures taken by the Federal Government, the State and the City of Dort­mund from 12 to 15 March in response to the Corona crisis, operations at TU Dort­mund University are strongly limited.

As per TU Dortmund guidelines, the URI team will be working remotely until further notice. You can contact us via email during normal business hours.

From Monday, 16 March, a general ban on entering all TU Dort­mund University buildings will apply to all students until further notice.

The start of lectures has been postponed to 20 April. Exams with compulsory attendance will be cancelled until then.

To stay updated, please refer to the TU Dortmund webpage on coronavirus measure for additional measures.


Coronavirus precaution: URI Team to work remotely 13-20 March


12.03.2020 – As a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, the URI Team will be working remotely for the next week (13-20 March) at a minimum. The URI Team will not be working in the university offices during that time. Please contact us by email until further notice.

Please see the university's guidance on the coronavirus for more information on additional precautions.


WiSe Exam Viewing: Tuesday at 17:30


07.03.2020 – Students who took an exam for any URI WiSe 2019/20 module may view their exam on Tuesday (10 March) at 17:30 in room M832. Please contact your lecturer if you have any questions.


Academic Writing Workshop


02.03.2020 – The SoSe 2020 Academic Writing Workshop will take place on 23-24 April 2020 (Thursday and Friday) from 14:15-17:45 in GB I, Room 410. This workshop is mandatory for all students participating in URI seminars who need to fulfil the Wissenschafliches Arbeiten requirement. The workshop is open to any WiWi or Raumplanung student who would like to improve their academic writing skills, including those preparing or writing their final dissertation at the URI chair. Please email Sara Mitchell in advance if you wish to participate.


Call for Papers: 1st Workshop of the RTG 2484 Regional Disparities & Economic Policy

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26.02.2020 – Call for papers for the 1st Workshop of the RTG 2428 Regional Disparities & Economic Policy on the theme "Regional Disparities" to take place 5-6 June 2020 in Essen, Germany. The workshop bringing together researchers from the areas of urban and regional economics, economic geography and other related fields with a focus on regional topics such as:

- Effects of globalization and structural change
- Place-based policies
- Local labor markets
- Population and migration economics
- Provision of local public goods
- Local public finance
- Health economics

Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions focusing on other topics related to regional science are highly welcome as well.

We strongly encourage submissions of young researchers (PhD students & PostDocs) and plan poster sessions for early stage researchers. Please indicate in your submission email if you are interested in a poster presentation.

Please submit your paper or extended abstract between 15th January and 7th March 2020 via email to workshop@regional-disparities.de


5. Dortmunder Konferenz Raum- und Planungsforschung

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26.02.2020 – Christiane Hellmanzik and Vanessa Hellwig participated in the 5. Dortmunder Konferenz Raum- und Planungsforschung at TU Dortmund on 17-18 February. Vanessa Hellwig presented a new paper titled "Agglomeration economies and the internet: Mapping the digital economy in German cities." Christiane Hellmanzik attended as a participant. Further information is available at: https://www.raumplanung.tu-dortmund.de/dortmunderkonferenz2020.html


13th RGS Doctoral Conference in Economics

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26.02.2020 – Several members of the URI research team participated in the 13th RGS Doctoral Conference at TU Dortmund on 18-19 February. Maren Kaliske presented a new research paper on the impact of globalisation on the vote share for populist parties in Germany. In addition, Christiane served as a sessions chair, and Christiane also served as a member of the organising committee. Other URI team members attended as participants.


89th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association


17.12.2019 – A member of the URI research team, Sara Mitchell, participated in the 89th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association and the North American Cultural Economics Association Workshop on 23-25 November 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sara Mitchell presented a new research paper highlighting an innovative datasets on UK authors. Sara also served as discussant for the North American Cultural Economics Association Workshop.


URI Chair welcomes a new team member


07.10.2019 – The URI Chair is happy to introduce a new member of our research team. Maren Kaliske joined the URI Research team as a doctoral student and is part of the first cohort of the Research Training Group "Regional Disparities and Economic Policy”. She just recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with a MSc in Economics. Within her PhD and the topic of regional disparities, she wants to focus on regional and urban development, digitisation, international trade and political economy.


9th European Workshop of Applied Cultural Economics

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13.09.2019 – The URI research team participated in the 9th European Workshop of Applied Cultural Economics on 5-7 September 2019 at the Copenhagen Business School. Christiane Hellmanzik, Lukas Kuld, and Sara Mitchell each presented new research papers highlighting their innovative datasets on UK and US authors. Vanessa Hellwig also attended as a participant. In addition, Christiane and Sara both served as sessions chairs, and Christiane also served as a member of the organising committee.


Call for Applications: Doctoral Research Positions


16.05.2019 – We are pleased to announce a Call for Applications for doctoral research positions in economics in "Regional Disparities and Economic Policy."
We offer at least 7 fully-funded doctoral research positions (75% TV-L E13, 3 years with the possibility of continuation funding) for the first cohort of students to enter in October 2019. The application deadline is 30 June 2019.
For more information, please visit https://www.regional-disparities.de/.
This doctoral research training group is funded by the German Research Foundation.


New publication: Journal of Cultural Economics


16.05.2019 – We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christiane Hellmanzik's paper "Relationships between artistic movements and careers of modern artists: evidence from hedonic regressions with auction data" (co-authored with Douglas Hodgson) has been published in the Journal of Cultural Economics. The article is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10824-019-09343-6.


New publication forthcoming: Journal of Urban Economics


16.05.2019 – We are happy to announce Dr. Sara Mitchell's article "London Calling? Agglomeration economies in literature since 1700" is forthcoming in the Journal of Urban Economics. The abstract is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2019.05.002


14. März: Forschungstag im Landtag NRW


08.03.2018 – Das URI Team macht am 14.3. einen Forschungsworkshop am Landtag in Düsseldorf. Wir werden an diesem Tag unsere aktuellen Forschungsprojekte vorstellen, diskutieren und voran bringen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf den Vorhaben der Doktoranden, die ihre ersten Forschungspapiere konzipieren. Im Anschluss werden wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und den Landtag besichtigen.




Foto Prof. Christiane Hellmanzik, Ph.D.

Prof. Christiane Hellmanzik, Ph.D.

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