The group's research projects are focused on the analysis of locations and regions, quantifying the economic importance of a region, sector, company or public institution in regional, national and global value chains. This includes the consideration of issues such as innovation, tourism, culture, and infrastructure. The group also covers classic matters of regional science like regional growth and instability as well as interregional inequality.
For these purposes we use mathematical economic methods such as the multiregional input-output model developed by the group, methods of operations research (e.g. data envelopment or stochastic frontier analysis), and econometric as well as several benchmarking and optimization methods.