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Urban, Regional, and International Economics

Prof. Christiane Hellmanzik


The professorship is responsible for the Economics education at the School of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University. Prof. Hellmanzik teaches introductory Microeconomics, introductory Macroeconomics and Urban and Spatial Economics.The professorship is involved in project-based teaching of urban planning based on economic concepts and offers projects on globalisation, human capital, and the knowledge economy.


Prof. Hellmanzik is a labour and trade economist with an interest in creative production. Her research includes agglomeration of economic activity, migration, peer effects, auctions and art markets, economic history, and international trade of goods and services. Most of her research employs large, novel datasets.


Prof. Hellmanzik received a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, a MA from University College Dublin Ireland, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Before, she was appointed to Dortmund, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany and a Post-Doc at the University of Heidelberg.

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VWL (Urbane, Regionale und Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen) Sekretariat
Tel.: 0231 755-8341