Research Interest


  • Art and Cultural Economics
  • Economic Policy
  • Regional Economics



Conference Talks


  • 20th International Conference on Cultural economics presented by the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), 26-29 June 2018, Melbourne/Australia, Dario Gödecke: “Theatre Demand and Government Subsidies: an Analysis of German Public Theatres”.



Topics for Degree Theses

Art and cultural economics:


  • Economic effects of cultural events
  • Visitor and non-visitor surveys in selected cultural institutions
  • Cultural economic approaches in practice
  • Markets and market intervention with art property
  • Economic analysis of cultural offerings and demands
  • Economic effects of the UNESCO World Heritage Site title
  • General support in this subject area



Regional economics:


  • Effects of the demographic change in rural areas. An economic analysis
  • Obstacles of inner development in municipalities
  • Macroeconomic advantages and disadvantages of inner development in rural areas
  • Cost-benefit analysis from selected measures of inner development in rural areas
  • Sustainable settlement policy in rural areas



Supervised Degree Theses


  • The contempory Art Exhibiton documenta and it´s Regional effects on the City of Kassel, Germany
  • E-Sport - an Economic Analysis of the International Market
  • Evaluation of the Multi Criteria Analysis for the Selection of Inner Development Measures in Rural Areas
  • The demographic change and technical infrastructure - A challenge for local communities in Lower Saxony
  • The political economy of Banking Union
  • Critical analysis of the dynamics of political reforms using the veto player theorem - the example of the German pension system
  • Market concentration and market regulation - A welfare analysis of a horizontal merger in the German food market
  • The Effects of Demographic Change on Residential Property Prices in Rural Areas in Germany
  • “Rich Germany, poor communities" – Does land use contribute to increasing local business taxes? Empiricism and discussion on the fiscal analysis in the simulation game "Flächenhandel"
  • What ist he economic value of including the German theater scene in the UNESCO list of the Intanggible Cultural Heritage?
  • „Creating and preserving open space“ – Demand analysis of open space in the city of Göttingen, Germany