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Regional Economics and Development
The research group "Regional Economics and Development" is concerned with economic aspects of regional development. The group's focus is on local and regional consequences of economic, social and environmental change as well as on possible adaptation strategies of local players.
We are conducting both basic and applied spatial and environmental research applying a broad spectrum of qualitative and quantitative methods.
With our research we intend to support public administration on federal, cantonal, regional and municipal level by providing the scientific foundations for a sustainable spatial development. Hence, we analyse regional policies and other activities by the federal government, cantons and regions. We also develop and evaluate economic and political strategies, concepts and instruments which encourage sustainable development.
Our research deals with projects around the two focus regional governance and valorisation of regional potentials.
Valorisation of regional potentials