Economic Geography and Regional Development

Dissertation topics related to broadly-defined economic geography and regional economic development based on various conceptual, theoretical, and methodological approaches as well as a focus on various geographic scales, from global developments to their regional and local manifestations. Please contact a prospective advisor to discuss a potential dissertation topic. Examples of possible broadly-defined dissertation topics include:

  • Economic globalisation and global patterns of uneven development;
  • The effects of foreign direct investment in host economies;
  • Geographic shifts in a particular industry or service activity;
  • The role of particular actors (capital, labour, state, etc.) in the changing geography of a particular economic activity.

Supervisors: Petr Pavlínek, Jiří Blažek, Viktor Květoň, Pavlína Netrdová

Research team: Economic Geography and Regional Development Center

Open call(s) for PhD students: The impact of border processes on socioeconomic development in the border regions in Central Europe; The development and transformation of the Russian automotive industryThe development of the automotive industry in less developed countries