Regional Economics to solve region's problems in an economical way

Are you interested in Regional Economics? Do you want to improve your understanding of the possibilities on how to develop regions and ensure sustainability of development processes? Do you want to become an expert in this evolving and widely discussed economic field? The new doctoral programme Regional Economics will give you such an opportunity! 

Why you should choose the Regional Economics programme?

You will learn to assess regional disparities, competitiveness and regions' innovation potential. You will be able to assess the spatial aspects of economic development. You will become an expert on assessing regional investment attractiveness as well as evaluating the impact of development programs. You will learn how to model the integration processes with regard to creation of regional axes and much more! However, the Regional Economics programme is not just about these aspects. You will be able to specialize in selected topics that will be taught not only by associate professors and professors from the Department of Regional Economics and Administration, but also by prominent experts from foreign universities, such as Professors Manfred M. Fischer, Peter G. Hackl or Elena Žárska! Which topic should you focus on? What should be your expertise? This will depend, in particular, on the choice of the doctoral thesis topic. Take a look at the current list of suggested doctoral theses.

And that's not all ... you will also work in a modern and pleasant environment. Laboratory of doctoral students in Regional Economics offers excellent technical equipment and modern facilities. There is also a wide range of books and other sources in the faculty library, you will have an access to many electronic databases, including valuable databases of scientific journals and other publications.

“Regional Economics is firmly rooted in economics, concentrates on the economic dimensions of Regional Science and may be broadly characterized as the study of human economic behavior in space.”

Prof. Manfred M. Fischer Prof. Manfred M. Fischer
consultant for preparation of the Regional Economics programme

Basic information




Faculty of Economics and Administration, Department of Regional Economics and Administration
Mode full time, combined
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech, English

What do we expect from the Doctoral Programme Regional Economics?

Our aim is to develop the analytical and research potential of PhD students, so that they can independently solve problems in Regional Economics and become real experts that can work as analytical, research and management specialists not only in Czech, but also in European organizations. We teach our students how to use the system approach as an effective tool that should solve scientific and research issues related to regional and local development and its broader context.

A successful graduate of the Regional Economics programme will be able to answer questions as follows:

  • How firms and people choose to locate when they do? 
  • Why some regions have steady growth, and others not?
  • What impact does regional planning have on the development of the region?
  • How is economic growth generated and distributed?

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