The main areas of research are:
- Economic geography and local governance
Spatial analysis of socio-economic phenomena (e.g. economic activities, local development, housing) and local public policy
- Environment and climate change
Environmental analysis and policy at global, local and firm level
- Networks and public utilities
Economic analysis of specific sectors such as transportation, energy markets, telecoms, water and sanitation, solid waste management, geopolitics of international networks
The research approach is highly multidisciplinary and oriented towards addressing policy-relevant issues at local and global scale.