Economic and Transport Geography

The framework of economic geography (globalization), the basic theories of transport and economic geography (such as regulation theory, demographic transition, centrality and land space models, innovation / diffusion, an overview of Europe in terms of economic and transportation geography, the most important traffic and transport routes (the world / Europe / Austria) . The Association of the Triad in Europe and other major economic regions, location theories, the booming areas of the world economy (Central and Eastern Europe, Asia).

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Skriptum Verkehrs- und Wirtschaftsgeografie Bathelt, Harald u. Glücker, Johannes (neueste Auflage): Wirtschaftsgeografie. Ökonomische Beziehungen in räumlicher Perspektive, Stuttgart Gather, M. / Kagermeier, A. / Lanzendorf, M. (2008): Geographische Mobilitätsforschung. Studienbücher der Geographie. Gebrüder Bornträger Verlagsbuchhandlung. Berlin, Stuttgart. Nuhn, H. u. Hesse, M. (2006): Verkehrsgeografie. UTB, Bd. 2687. Haas, H.-D. u. Neumair, M. (2008): Wirtschaftsgeographie, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Darmstadt, 2. Auflage. Cerwenka, P. /Hauger, G. /Hörl, B./Klamer, M. (2004): Einführung in die Verkehrssystemplanung. Wien. Cerwenka, P./ Hauger, G. /Hörl, B./Klamer, M. (2007): Handbuch der Verkehrssystemplanung. Wien, 2007

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture; discussion of examples with students

Assessment methods and criteria

final written exam (tasks with regional components require students to demonstrate their ability to use their theoretical knowledge to solve traffic and economic geography problems)

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

The graduate will have detailed knowledge of and can assess and evaluate system coherence in transportation matters. This is done through the examination of individual components such as the use of open space, transportation demand, the impact of transport and controlling measures as well as their evaluation with the general framework of transportation and economic policies and transport geographical characteristics as backdrops. Furthermore, the graduates will be able to classify these relationships into the general framework of global, regional and supra-national economies as well as transportation geography. Moreover, he or she will be capable of applying the basic economic theories and the general framework of transport geography to certain regions of the world, especially the important growth markets for the Austrian economy.

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