Economic and social inequalities between and within continents, states, countries and regions manifest in real income disparities, in the existence and extent of absolute poverty as well as in unequal access to labor markets, education or health care. Such disparities are on the one hand results of economic and governmental action, but at the same time also set the framework for production, investment, consumption and trade as well as for economic policy.
The Centre for International and Spatial Economics (CISE) investigates in research and teaching how these inequalities arise, under which circumstances they become entrenched and whether and how they can be countered with economic policy measures.
Our working areas
The working areas of the CISE are defined by the following topics:
Growth, trade and poverty reduction in developing and emerging countries
Governmental infrastructure investments and regional development
Determinants and effects of regional and international migration
Food security and safety in the context of absolute poverty
Corporate behavior in global markets and multinational companies